Past Events

PACT (Pre-school Autism Communication Therapy) Training course

5 & 6 June 2018
Office médico-pédagogique
Rue David-Dufour 1
1205 Genève
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Limited number of participants.
Registration until 30th of March 2018.



PACT (Pre-school Autism Communication Therapy) is the first and world leading autism intervention tested to show sustained reduction in autism symptoms (Pickles et al. 2016) and improving communication initiation skills in the long-term.

  • The training takes place over 2 full days and will be held in English.
  • It involves a presentation on the theoretical background and stages of the PACT manual.
  • Training includes DVD observation and rating adult and child communication at different stages of the programme.
  • Trainees practice measuring the communication goals and criteria for each stage, setting communication targets and methods of using video feedback.

How does it work?

  • Through structured video-feedback and coaching techniques, therapists help caregivers to recognise and respond to their autistic child’s altered communication.
  • PACT therapists empower parents with key skills proven to lead to better child social communication outcomes.
  • Caregivers receive 1 ½ – 2-hour sessions alternate weeks for 6 months) with take home written goals for daily practice.

Who is it for?
Professionals (Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Speech and Language Therapists, specialist teachers) who are trained and experienced in the social communication needs of children with autism of 2-10 years of age.

What will I get?
Upon completion of the course, delegates will be equipped to administer PACT with practice cases.

Post Course Fidelity Rating is required to gain full accreditation in PACT for clinical or research practice. At the extra cost of CHF 930, the course provides clinical supervision for 2 practice cases submitted by trainees

CHF 1’000 (Early bird rate before February 15: CHF 950)
Optional Certification: CHF 930 (or CHF 1’930 total)

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The ASDEU programme has recently launched several on-line surveys. We welcome contributions from everyone with an interest in autism.

We need to gather information about:

Estimating the cost of ASD for families and society. You can find out more here.

Screening, diagnosis or treatment services for young children under 6 years of age with ASD. You can find out more here.

Services and care practices for adults on the autism spectrum You can find out here.

Currently all the surveys are available in English and Spanish and they are being translated into many different European languages. As other translations are completed we will announce it here.

New review about the ASD diagnosis

Diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder: reconciling the syndrome, its diverse origins, and variation in expression. Constantino JN, Charman T. Lancet Neurol. 2015 Oct 20. pii: S1474-4422(15)00151-9. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(15)00151-9. (

1-2 December, 2017 – 20 International Congress of Autism

Autism, Seville, one of the main Spanish organizations working for people with autism and their families organizes the 20 International Congress of Autism to be held in December, 1-2, 2017.  ASDEU will attend this congress participating in one of their main sessions. As the number of registrations is currently too high, the possibility to attend the congress via streaming is now open.

18-22 November 2016 – 1st Annaul Cyprus International Conference on Autism Treatment and Research. Paphos, Cyprus.

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16-18 September 2016 – Autism-Europe’s international congress, Edinburgh.



Registration is now open!!  (

Abstracts submission for presentation at the Congress was opened in September. For more information about the submission process and guidelines, go to: Call for Papers

15 September 2016 – Edinburgh, mid-programme ASDEU conference


Partner conference to review the programme and its findings at the mid-point. Note, the conference will precede Autism Europe Congress, taking place on 16-18 September.

Meeting location: COSLA, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH

This meeting will serve to take stock of the work in progress and to take corrective actions if needed.

All ASDEU partners will be attending. Representatives from the EC, WHO, Hungarian Ministry of Health and Autism Speaks have been also confirmed as guests.

Federación Autismo Madrid” hands one if its Annual Awards to ASDEU Project


Within the “World Autism Awareness Day” celebration in Spain, on the 2nd of April,  the “Federación Autismo Madrid” gave one of its nine Annual Awards to ASDEU Project. The project coordinador, Dr. Manuel Posada, was the selected person to collect the award.


During the event, Dr. Posada appreciated the effort all the consortium members are making in all work packages of this big project.


June 1-4 – 60th Congress of AEPNYA – a shared initiative with AACAP


We are delighted to invite you to the 60th Congress of AEPNYA (Spain’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Association), that will be held at the Kursaal Congress Palace on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th of June 2016 in Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain. This special event is a joint initiative with the AACAP (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) from the USA, the very first time this world leading organization comes to Europe.

June 1 – 4, 2016

Donostia / San Sebastián (Spain)

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May 11-14 – Baltimore Convention Center

The International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) is an annual scientific meeting, convened each spring, to exchange and disseminate new scientific progress among ASD scientists and their trainees from around the world – IMFAR 2016

May 11-14

Baltimore Convention Center

Baltimore, Maryland, USA