Conference presentations

Conference presentations We have attached some of our posters and slides taken from talks that WARC members have presented. The authors can be contacted directly if you would like more information.
IMFAR: Baltimore 2016
Insistence on Sameness Behaviours Selectively Associate with Reported Childhood Pretend Play in Adults with ASD
New Directions in Eye Tracking Technology: OTARC, La Trobe University: Dec 8th
Training visual attention control in children with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Australian Society for Autism Research Conference: La Trobe University: December 3rd – 5th 2014.

  1.  Perspectives on autism as a spectrum
  2.  Essential behaviours for the diagnosis of DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder

Royal College of Psychiatrists: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Meeting: Cardiff September 2014

  1. Sensory problems in parents of children with ASD
  2. The relationship between the core features of ASD and maladaptive behaviours measured using the DISCO
  3. The relationship between restricted and repetitive behaviours and imagination in autism.
  4. Abbreviating the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO)


  1. Joint attention and early communicative development
  2. Autism and repetitive behaviours
  3. Associations between genetic factors and psychopathology – research in children with LD

IMFAR: Atlanta 2014

  1. Closing the gap between research policy and practice
  2. Sensory problems in parents of children with ASD
  3. The relationship between the core features of ASD and maladaptive behaviours measured using the DISCO

2013 (IMFAR: San Sebastian)

  1. Intolerance of Uncertainty and Coping Strategies as Correlates of Anxiety in Mothers of Children with ASD
  2. Integrating Research, Policy and Practice in ASD
  3. Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder: Who will get a DSM-5 Diagnosis
  4. Infant’s Repetitive Behaviour, Locomotor Development and Social Communicative Abilities


  1. Repetitive Behaviours and Anxiety in Children with ASD
  2. A Functional MRI Study of Imitation and Mirror Neurons in ASD
  3. Anxiety in Children with ASD is Associated with Affective Symptoms in their Mothers
  4. Exploring the Associated Features of ASD – Sensory, Motor, Emotions and Daily Living Skills
  5. How do the Functions of Repetitive Behaviors Vary with Developmental Level in ASD
  6. How Magic Changes Our Expectations About Autism


  1. False Beliefs and Intentions – Can the Brain Tell the Difference
  2. How are Diagnostic Tools Used in Clinical Practice. Evidence From a Nationwide Survey of Children’s Diagnostic Services in Wales
  3. How Are Standardised Developmental Assessments Used in Clinical Practice. Qualitative and Quantitative Findings on the Diagnosis of Autism


  1. Nonspecificity of Theory of Mind in Preschoolers – Evidence from a New Nonverbal Theory of Mind Task