Saturday, October 15, 2016
8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Ruth S. Harley University Center
One South Avenue
Garden City, New York 11530

A Day with Dr. Tony Attwood

Dear professional, family member, friend or individual on the autism spectrum: 

The purpose of this conference and the collaboration between AHA and CHI is to address the educational, social and behavioral issues pertaining to individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Our internationally known speaker will present current and effective strategies for higher functioning individuals on the autism spectrum from childhood through adulthood. The overarching goal of CHI is to be a leader in promoting the health and well-being of people living on the autism spectrum, their families, caregivers and communities at large. We have made this a priority of the center and we hope our work with AHA will continue to lead us in that direction.

Elizabeth Cohn, Ph.D., R.N.,
Executive Director
Center for Health Innovation (CHI) 

Pat Schissel, M.S.W. ’95, LMSW 
Executive Director 
Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association (AHA) 
Conference Coordinator

» See Conference Agenda (PDF)

Keynote Speaker

Tony-Attwood-PortraitTony Attwood, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in autism spectrum disorders since he qualified as a clinical psychologist in England in 1975. He currently works in his own private practice and is also an adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia, and senior consultant at the Minds and Hearts clinic in Brisbane. His book Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals has sold over 350,000 copies and has been translated into more than 25 languages. His subsequent book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, was published in October 2006 and is one of the primary textbooks on Asperger’s syndrome. He has several subsequent books, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Future Horizons, Inc., and Guilford Press. 

Dr. Attwood has been invited to be a keynote speaker at numerous international conferences. He presents workshops and runs training courses for parents, professionals and individuals with Asperger’s syndrome all over the world and is a prolific author of scientific papers and books on the subject. 

Dr. Attwood has worked with many thousands of individuals of all ages with Asperger’s syndrome or autism spectrum disorder.

If you prefer to mail in your registration please send a separate copy for each registrant with the registration page only and include a check or credit card information to:

AHA Association
PO Box 916
Bethpage, NY 11714-0916

Mail-in registration must be postmarked by October 9, 2016.

Receipts are sent automatically with online registration. If you require a receipt when mailing in your registration you must send a stamped self-addressed envelop.


$75 Adelphi faculty

$60 Student

$60 Individual on the autism spectrum 

$125 AHA member/Not-for-profit agency

$150 Non-AHA member 

$150 AHA Member Professional*

$175 Non-AHA Member Professional*

Scholarships: Partial scholarships are available. A registration form must accompany all scholarship requests.

Membership Policy: Membership in AHA is a family membership for those residing in the same household. Your membership must be current as of the date of this conference. If you are unsure, contact: or 888.918.9198. Your registration will not be processed with incorrect fee. Receiving the AHA eNews does not mean that you are members of AHA. The AHA eNews is a free service to our members and the ASD community.

Refund Policy: A $25 processing fee will be applied to all refund requests. No refunds after October 3, 2016.

Confirmation Policy: Online registrations automatically receive confirmation. If registering by mail or if further information is required, email

Cancellation Policy: In the instance of event cancellation, all registrants will be fully reimbursed.

Dietary Requirements: Lunch includes a variety of sandwiches and salads (including vegetarian and gluten-free options), fruit, cookies and a beverage. We cannot accommodate any other dietary restrictions and there is no discount if you bring your own lunch.

Walk-Ins: No walk-ins will be permitted without prior permission. There will be an additional $25 charge.

The co-sponsors for this event are the Center for Health Innovation and Asperger Syndrome and High Function Autism Association.

For more information, please contact:

Pat Schissel, AHA
p- 888.918.9198