4th Annual Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders

April 27th & 28th 2017


4th Annual Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders




8:30 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:15
Dr. Alejandra Dominguez, Director of Psychology
Dr. Hilda Patiño, Director of Education
Ms. Jennikate Estavillo, The Monarch Mexico’s Center for Excellence Director
9:15 - 10:15
Conference 1:
Diego Reza
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:30
Main Conferenc:
Serena Weider
10:30 - 12:30
Conference 2:
Christopher Perri
13:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
Mesa de Discusión, Morador Muro. Jonathan Silva
  • Ms. Liora Stavchansky Slomianski
  • Ms. Lilia Albores Gallo, Jefa de Investigación en epidemiología, genética, clínica y comunitaria, Hospital Psiquiátrico infantil “Dr. Juan N. Navarro”
  • Mtra. Anayeli Valdez, Directora de Inclusión Educativa, Westhill Institute y Universidad Westhill
  • Dr. Oscar Galicia, Coordinador de la Licenciatura en Psicología
  • Dra. Ma. Eugenia Ocampo, a Coordinadora de la Licenciatura en Pedagogía

About the Speakers:

ProfectumProf. Shula ParushDra. Serena Wieder


Dr. Wieder is the Clinical Director and a founding member of the Profectum Foundation, dedicated to advancing the development and infant mental health of all children, including children, adolescents and adults with autism and special needs through training and educational programs. She also co-founded the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders with the late Stanley Greenspan. Dr. Wieder is a Board Member of Zero to Three and also serves on Advisory Boards to various programs serving infant mental health and other special needs. She established DIR-Israel and provides consultation and training to international and national programs. As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Wieder has pioneered important approaches to diagnosing and treating infants and toddlers with infant mental health and developmental disorders. She co- developed the DIR Model with Stanley Greenspan, edited two diagnostic manuals for infants and young children, and created models for interdisciplinary post-graduate case based training and work with parents. She has co-chaired and organized national and international conferences integrating development, neuroscience and intervention approaches for nearly 20 years. Dr. Wieder also developed approaches to integrate visual-spatial knowledge to advance emotional and cognitive development. Her research interests concern follow-up studies of children on the Autism Spectrum who have received DIR comprehensive interventions and the evaluation of training and educational programs.

Dr. Wieder co-authored Engaging Autism, The Child With Special Needs and Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health with Stanley Greenspan, M.D. They also co-edited Infants in Multi-Risk Families as well as the ICDL Diagnostic Manual for Infants and Young Children (DMIC) and the original Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC 03). Most recently, Dr. Wieder co- authored Visual Spatial Portals to Thinking, Feeling, and Movement with Harry Wachs, O.D. She has published numerous journal and book chapters and presents at multiple conferences nationally and internationally.

At this time, Dr. Wieder also has a private practice in NYC for diagnosis, treatment and consultation regarding complex developmental and mental health challenges.

Sharon DuvalThe Monarch Mexico’s Center for ExcellenceChristopher Perri

The Monarch Mexico’s Center for Excellence

Christopher Perri is The Monarch Mexico’s Center for Excellence, Best Practice Director and has 20 yeas of experience working with individuals with Autism and other special needs, including: 1:1 classroom support; in-home and in-community interventions; parent coaching and training; group work; interdisciplinary teamwork; therapy services; school-based services; program direction; leadership; strategic planning committees; international internships and consortiums; arts and music partnerships; community events; mentoring and supervision; presentations, conferences, seminars and training.

He also has 20 years of experience and familiarity working with the DIR/Floortime Model ™, with an Intermediate DIRFloortime Certificate and is recognized as a trained DIRFloortime Practicioner. Christopher has an Undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Temple University in Philadelphia. He has two separate Masters degrees – one in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and one in Child Development from Erikson Institute. He holds and maintains a Clinical License as a Social Worker, and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Christopher comes to Mexico with 8 years of work experience at The Monarch School and Institute in Houston, Texas where he spent four years as the lead Clinical Therapist in the Chrysalis Program, and another four years as the Chrysalis Program Director. During his time as lead therapist he assisted in the day to day direct training that Monarch Mexico received during their year of training in Houston. Under his direction, the Chrysalis Program grew from a team of 13 faculty and 28 students into a team of 28 faculty and 60 students.

Sharon DuvalInstituto DomusDiego Reza

Instituto Domus

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