Australian Conference On Neurodevelopmental Disorders*
Walking Side By Side
22 - 23 September 2023
Our third conference will continue to present a positive view of neurodiversity, with an emphasis on building strengths. Our intention is to foster interdependence by combining professional expertise across education and health with insights from lived experience.
Venue: Launceston Conference Centre (in-person) and Online
50 Glen Dhu Street, South Launceston 7250 TAS | firstname.lastname@example.org
*Usage of the term Disorders is intended to align with current DSM-5-TR terminology. The approach of our conference is to highlight the "Differences" of neurodevelopment.
Call For Abstracts
Abstract Submissions Open (Closing 24 February 2023)
In keeping with the 2023 conference theme, Walking Side By Side, the committee is interested in submissions that emphasise capacity building, collaboration, lived experience and growing interdependence. Speakers will be invited to submit under the following streams: living with diversity; learning and neurodevelopmental disorders*; Engagement with/Approaches for neurodevelopmental disorders*.
Successful submissions notified by end of March 2023.
Sponsorship now open for organisations who wish to partner with ANCD in 2023.More info about Sponsorship
Registrations Open September 2022
The conference will take place online and in-person, from September 22nd - 23rd, 2023, at the Launceston Conference Centre, located in Launceston, Tasmania.
Our 2023 conference theme, "Walking Side By Side", continues our commitment to foster an interdependence across our multi-disciplinary community, leveraging a growing global network to provide the newest research-based, evidence-driven applications with a desire to build strength.
Each of our conferences brings a growing number of delegates from across Australia, radiating out to New Zealand, Malaysia and beyond.
ACND2023 will provide information for both the professional working with neurodevelopmental disorders* and for people living with these conditions. We encourage you to make the most of the opportunity to expand your networks and join the rich dialogue and exchange of ideas between people from a wide range of disciplines, perspectives and experiences.
This conference is empowering a community to enhance outcomes relating to the lived experience, management and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders*.
Join us in Launceston either in-person or online!
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I just wanted to pass on my sincere gratitude for the privilege of attending the seminar these past two days in Launceston. I woke up this morning in my hotel at 5am feeling empowered and flooded with ideas…Please pass on my heartfelt gratitude to the committee involved for their foresight and perseverance in organizing an event of such importance to Tasmanians. It provided a wonderful opportunity to collaborate and network and has provided me with extraordinary personal empowerment.
Jane – parent
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you times a million. It has been 100% worth getting time off work to attend; spending hundreds on child-care/babysitting to attend; time away from family; dealing with the fall-out from being away from the neuro-diverse children….ALL WORTH IT!!! We’ve gotten SO much out of this conference.
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I want to offer a very sincere congratulations - it was an outstanding conference. Your planning, the team, the volunteers and the program were first class. I just loved your team and volunteers who were at every door, around every corner, all day, and always with a smile on their face and such a professional approach. They made the venue such a pleasant place and I believe the part they played would be unequalled. I have not experienced anything that could compare.
Mrs Elizabeth Daly, AM. Co-Chair of B4 Early Years Coalition