3rd Annual Autism Outreach and Training Symposium

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC)

Keynote Speaker: Vincent J. Carbone, Ed.D., BCBA-D

Dr. Vincent J. Carbone is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctorate and New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst. He received his graduate training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Penn State University and is a professor in the academic training programs in Behavior Analysis offered by The European Institute for the Study of Human Behavior, Parma, Italy, and the medical school at the University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy. His behavior analytic research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Modification, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, Behavior Analysis in Practice and others. He has served on the editorial board of several behavior analytic journals and regularly acts as an editorial reviewer of scientific research papers submitted for publication to major behavior analytic journals. He is frequently invited to speak at behavior analytic conferences on autism treatment throughout the US and abroad. He has provided the requisite university training and supervision to hundreds of board certified behavior analysts in the U.S. and overseas. He is the director of autism treatment clinics in New York, Boston and Dubai, UAE.

We would like to thank the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy as our Platinum Sponsor for the 3rd Annual Autism Outreach and Training Symposium. 

The symposium, held at the Qatar National Convention Center , brought together a consortium of internationally recognized experts in the fields of autism and related disorders. Over 160 delegates from 60 different nationalities attended the event, representing the leading international schools, nurseries and doctors. It also provided an opportunity for important dialogue to identify the local needs of autistic children and their families.

A range of speakers, led by keynote speaker, Dr. VIncent Carbone (Ed. D, BCBA-D) and Dr. Fouad Al Shaban (MD, MSc, PhD), Senior Scientist at Qatar Biomedical Research Institute, discussed the salient trends and challenges facing professional institutions and parents.

Reflecting on the event, Nasser Al Khater, the SC’s Assistant Secretary General, Tournament Affairs, said: "We have always said this World Cup is a great catalyst for positive change. Our ambition of fostering inclusiveness to leave a social legacy is reflected by an initiative such as this one organised by the Qatar Child Development Center. 

"Ensuring accessibility to the 2022 FIFA World Cup is a crucial part of our work with the local communities in Qatar. We have achieved a lot in this area already through our Community Engagement team and will continue to work with organisations like CDC to ensure our shared vision becomes reality.".”

Mrs. Hasna Nada, Founder and CEO of CDC, said: “Receiving support from the Supreme Committee is an honor for our center.  The symposium is an effective means of raising awareness of autism and inclusion of people with special needs. The symposium also presented an excellent opportunity for members of the business, local, medical and special needs communities to come together and share learnings and responsibilities.” 

Other speakers at the event including Keynote Speaker, Dr. Vincent Carbone, BCBA-D, of The Carbone Clinic and Dr. Fouad Alshaban from Qatar Biomedical Research Institute. There were also presentations by Kamila Janik, Clinical Program Lead and Aneela Mittal, Speech and Language Pathologist from Child Development Center and a team presentation from Renad Academy, Qatar Foundation.