We are returning to IMFAR next month with our third and final SIG on autism and technology and we’d love to see you there!
The format this year is going to be great, as it is comprised of an expert panel discussion focusing on a topic that previous SIG attendees and many of our subscribers have noted as an area of interest: dissemination. Specifically within that theme, we want to talk mostly about dissemination of technologies themselves (as opposed to the results of studies) both to the public and to other researchers.
Panelists will have expertise in conducting autism and technology research, disseminating technologies through various routes, and, as far as possible, will include representatives from other stakeholder groups – the autism community, funders and practitioners. Issues of interest include: how and what to disseminate between researchers to permit replication and develop evidence of effectiveness international dissemination issues: language, culturally appropriate content, available global dissemination routes open source dissemination: why, when and how? What about long-term consumer support and technology updates? keeping researcher-developed and/or evidence based technologies up to date with latest commercial development other challenges to, and guidelines for, successful tech dissemination
The panel will start with brief introductions and a couple of general questions from the Chair (Dr. Sue Fletcher-Watson) but will largely be open to questions from everyone attending the SIG.
If you would like to propose a specific question to put to the panel in advance, or topic area for attention, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org The SIG will take place at 7:15 – 8:45 am on Saturday 16th May, during IMFAR. Everyone attending the SIG, including panelists, will have to already be registered to attend the conference. However no other pre-registration is required – you can just turn up at the autism and technology SIG on the day of.
See you in Salt Lake!
with thanks to Sue Fletcher-Watson