Congress programme

Day 1
17 April, Saturday
Producer
Antonina Steynberg, Producer of the Congress “Fərqli Fərdlər”, Project for support of people with Aspergers’s syndrome and autism “Autistic City”, person with autism, Russia
Moderator
Tatyana Mikailova, Founder of the educational platform Edutainment.az, founder of the “Business Woman of Azerbaijan”, Azerbaijan
10:00 - 16:50
SCHEDULE, April 17
10:00
Welcome speech
10:05
Speeches by honourable guests
Moderator
Tatyana Mikailova, Founder of the educational platform Edutainment.az, founder of the “Business Woman of Azerbaijan”, Azerbaijan
Sabina Aliyeva, Commissioner for Human Rights of Azerbaijan
Bahar Muradova, Chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs of Republic of Azerbaijan
Anar Karimov, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Hijran Huseynova, Member of the National Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Chairman of the Committee on Family, Women and Children in the National Parliament
Nigar Arpadarai, Member of the National Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Rustam Agayev, Counselor of the Minister of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli, bp Vice President for Communications and External Relations in the Middle East and Caspian Region
Farid Mammadov, General Director, Caspian Event Organisers
10:45 - 11:15
SESSION 1: "NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US – ALL FIRSTHAND INFORMATION ABOUT AUTISM"
Expert
Antonina Steynberg, Producer of the Congress “Fərqli Fərdlər”, Project for support of people with Aspergers’s syndrome and autism “Autistic City”, person with autism, Russia
Child
Aisha Mammadli, Azerbaijan
Child
Tamerlan Guliyev, Azerbaijan
11:05 - 11:15
Q&A SESSION
11:15 - 13:00
SESSION 2: "DIAGNOSIS; A FIRST STEP"
Expert
Tony Attwood, Professor, clinical psychologist, Australia
Expert
Aleksandr Sorokin, Cand. Sc. {Biology}; leading research associate; scientific consultant at Giunti Psychometrics; author of Russian adaptations of ADOS-2, ADI-R, SCQ and СASD, Russia

Topic of the speech: “The route to autism diagnosis - Tools with proven efficacy for physicians, psychologists and educators”

Expert
Sergey Pantsyr, Cand. Sc. {Psychology}, Head of the Consultative and Diagnostic Service of the Federal Resource Centre for the Organization of Comprehensive Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Russia

Topic of the speech: “Organization of complex psychological and pedagogical diagnostics of children with ASD and other developmental disorders”

Expert
Lora Zakon, Head and Founder of the DARON Israel International Correctional Center, Israel

Topic of the speech: “Why is the diagnosis important? How to notice the symptoms of Dyslexia and ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) at an early age?”

12:40 - 13:00
Q&A SESSION
13:00 - 13:20
BREAK TIME
13:20 - 13:30
NEURALGYM WITH MAKSIM PRONIN
Expert
Maksim Pronin, Teacher of additional education at the municipal state-financed educational institution CIE “Yuzhny”, Instructor of adaptive physical culture, Leader of communication groups in the Association “World of Communication”, Russia
13:30 - 15:20
SESSION 3: "INCLUSIVE SCHOOL TODAY: MYTHS AND REALITY"
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Irina Leonova, Speech therapist of the highest category; head of the Association of Specialists and Parents “World of Communication”; teacher of Moscow State Pedagogical University; ISEP; Department of Speech Therapy; teacher-speech therapist at School No. 1321 “Kovcheg

Topic of the speech: “Development of communication skills and social adaptation in adolescents with ASD and mental disorders”

Expert
Vafa Kazdal, Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs at ADA University, Azerbaijan
Expert
Elnur Eyvazov, Professor of Business Law and Business Ethics ADA University School of Business, Azerbaijan

Topic of the speech: "University education, adjustments and accommodations for people with developmental and learning disabilities"

Expert
Ayan Aliyeva, CEO and Founder A-Level Education, Azerbaijan

Topic of the speech: "Special Needs Support at USA Universities"

Expert
Farid Suleymanov, Specialist in inclusive education of the "Regional Development Public Association", Azerbaijan

Topic of the speech: "Improving the skills of teachers in the field of inclusive education"

15:10 - 15:30
Q&A SESSION
15:30 - 16:50
SEMINAR: "CHOOSING INDIVIDUAL GOALS IN COMPREHENSIVE EARLY INTENSIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION PROGRAMMES FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN WITH ASD"
Expert
Tatiana Morozova, Clinical Psychologist, expert of the “Naked Heart” Foundation, Specialist in Development and Mental Health of Children, Russia
Expert
Svyatoslav Dovbnya, Pediatric neurologist, Expert of the Naked Heart Foundation, visiting professor at the Department of Neurology, University of New Mexico (USA), Russia, Russia
Expert
Natalia Chelmakina, Family Support Centre “Naked Heart” (case manager of the programme ASSERT, host of the programme Early Bird, host of the programme Jasper), co-author Irina Pimenova (senior instructor of the programme ASSERT, EarlyBird trainer), Russia
Expert
Daria Tiapina, "Naked Heart" Family Support Centre (case manager of the programme ASSERT, presenter of the programme "Early Bird"), co-author Marina Yashina (senior instructor of the programme ASSERT), Russia
Expert
Ilya Markov, "Naked Heart" Family Support Centre (case manager of the programme ASSERT, host of the programme Early Bird), co-author Maria Borovilova (senior instructor of the programme ASSERT, host of the programme Early Bird, host of the programme Jasper),
16:00 - 16:30
Q&A SESSION
16:30
CLOTHING OF THE CONGRESS
Day 2
18 April, Sunday
10:00 - 17:30
SCHEDULE, April 18
Producer
Antonina Steynberg, Producer of the Congress “Fərqli Fərdlər”, Project for support of people with Aspergers’s syndrome and autism “Autistic City”, person with autism, Russia
Moderator
Tatyana Mikailova, Founder of the educational platform Edutainment.az, founder of the “Business Woman of Azerbaijan”, Azerbaijan
10:00 - 11:10
SESSION 4: "FROM SCHOOL TO LIFE"
Expert
Masha Grekova, Founder of the inclusive workshops “Simple Things” and the inclusive cafe “Cucumbers”, Russia

Topic of the speech: “From simple things to cucumbers. Employment of adults with mental disabilities”

Expert
Igor Ananyev, President, “Radost’ Regional Public Organisation of Support for Disabled People, Russia

Topic of the speech: “Employment, and Socio-labour adaptation of people with mental disabilities in the social enterprise “Osobaya sborka””

Expert
Martin Marik, Executive Director of the publishing house “Pasparta”, Czech Republic

Topic of the speech: “Business and People with Autism - Growing Together”.

10:50 - 11:10
Q&A SESSION
11:10-12:30
SESSION 5: "SPECIAL ENVIRONMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS"
Expert
Jelena Vahakuopus, Neuropsychologist, member of the Psychological Union of Finland; manager and expert of more than twenty international projects in the field of social integration and rehabilitation of children and adults with special needs, Finland

Topic of the speech: "Easy Language - information accessible for all"

Expert
Nihad Gulamzade, “ESA” (“ƏSA”) Inclusive Theatre Founder and Director, Azerbaijan

Topic of the speech: “The role of theatre in the formation of an inclusive society”

Expert
Ali Mardanov, Founder of Movement platform, head coach of Azerbaijan in parkour, international parkour judge (FIG), Azerbaijan

Topic of the speech: "Easy way to special people"

12:15 - 12:30
Q&A SESSION
12:30 - 12:50
BREAK TIME
12:50 - 13:00
NEURALGYM WITH MAKSIM PRONIN
Expert
Maksim Pronin, Teacher of additional education at the municipal state-financed educational institution CIE “Yuzhny”, Instructor of adaptive physical culture, Leader of communication groups in the Association “World of Communication”, Russia
13:00 - 14:10
SESSION 6: "INVISIBLE DIAGNOSIS"
Expert
Anastasia Petrova, Medical psychologist, director of the Autonomous non-profit organization “Partnership of Equals”, Russia

Topic of the speech: “Bipolar mood disorder: how to live with a mood breakdown”?”

Expert
Victoria Zhadenova, Psychiatrist, paediatric neuropsychiatrist, personal and family psychotherapist, Russia

Topic of the speech: Kleptomania as a type of addiction in people with developmental disabilities”

Expert
Gulnara Akbarova, Consulting family psychologist, positive psychotherapist, certified specialist in systematic phenomenological therapy, Azerbaijan

Topic of the speech: "Psychotherapy for OCD in children and adolescents. The importance of family support for therapy"

13:50 - 14:10
Q&A SESSION
14:10 - 15:50
SESSION 7: "WE ARE STRONG TOGETHER"
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Natalia Iaroshenko, Psychotherapist, Sweden

Topic of the speech: “Helping the families of children with special needs during the pandemic”

Expert
Anna Maricheva, Clinical psychologist, systemic family psychotherapist, Russia

Topic of the speech: "Caring for the emotional well-being of parents raising children with health or developmental disorders"

Expert
Olga Nechaeva, Blogger, writer and columnist of the magazine Snob. Founder of Femosofiya, a platform of support for women, UK

Topic of the speech: “My dear little girl, you have autism." The diagnosis in teenagers

15:30 - 15:50
Q&A SESSION
15:50 - 17:30
SEMINAR: "WAR, PANDEMIC AND PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS"
Expert
Irada Allahverdiyeva, Doctor of Psychology, Gestalt Therapist, Trauma Therapist of the Psychosomatic Department at Dr Franz Dengler Klinik, Germany

Topic of the speech: “PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Diagnosis, Therapy and Self-Care”

Expert
Nargiz Hajiyeva, The State Agency on Mandatory Health Insurance. Coordinator of the Department for Citizens' Appeals and Work with Documentation, Azerbaijan

Topic of the Speech: "The role of compulsory health insurance in the medical examination and treatment of participants of the Second Karabakh war"

17:10 - 17:30
Q&A SESSION
17:30
CLOSING CEREMONY / REMARKS FROM THE ORGANISERS OF THE CONGRESS