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Cullowhee Conference on Communicative Disorders

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Cullowhee Conference on Communication Disorders
2023 Dates TBD

2022 Conference:

This year's event will have both in-person and virtual attendance options. 
Virtual Option (both days): $75.00
In-Person Option (both days): $90.00 includes a boxed lunch on Friday (space is limited)

Register Online

ASHA approved for 0.95 CEUs (for both days)
Partial ASHA CEU’s are available for attendance at the Thursday afternoon session or the all day Friday session

This year the event is focused on autism and features a full-day with Dr. Connie Kasari and a half-day with Dr. Jon Campbell. In-person participation will be socially distanced and will require properly positioned face masks.  In-person seating will be limited, so register soon.  Online participation will occur through Zoom.

Thursday  - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Evidence-Based Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder within the Context of Interprofessional Practice /
Dr. Jon Campbell
Dr. Cambell is a WCU alumnus, a Professor of Psychology at WCU, and Director of WCU’s PSYD program.  He is a nationally recognized expert in Autism and has worked in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities for over 20 years.  Dr. Campbell completed pre- and post-doctoral training at Yale University’s Child Study Center and was a faculty member at the University of Kentucky before returning to WCU and Cullowhee.  He served on Kentucky’s Advisory Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Dr. Campbell’s research focuses on attitudes of typical peers towards students with autism and the validity of early ASD screeners.

Friday - 9:00am to 4:30PM
Social Communication Interventions for Children with Autism / Dr. Connie Kasari
Dr. Kasari is an international expert in Autism and founding member of the Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). At UCLA, she is both a Professor of Psychological Studies in Education and a Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Kasari also leads the Autism Intervention Research Network for Behavioral Health, a nine-institution research consortium.  Her JASPER ASD treatment program targets joint attention, symbolic play, and engagement regulation and has been demonstrated to facilitate early communication efforts and improve long-term outcomes in children on the spectrum.  

If you have special needs that require physical accommodation, please contact WCU's Office of Continuing Education at 828-227-7397 or email

Spring 2022 CommuniCat Newsletter

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