Global Conference on Autism and Disability Studies (GCADS)

September 13-15, 2024

Vancouver, Canada

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The Objective Of the Global Conference on Autism and Disability Studies (GCADS)

The Global Conference on Autism & Disability Studies (GCADS), proudly presented by Global Conference Alliance Inc., is an international forum committed to advancing the understanding and support of individuals with autism and disabilities. Connecting researchers, practitioners, educators, policymakers, and family members in a collaborative and compassionate environment is our mission.

This conference is planned to showcase innovative research, foster discussions on effective and inclusive practices, and explore innovative strategies that enhance the lives and potential of those with disabilities. We aim to create a network of interdisciplinary knowledge, combining insights from various sectors to address complex challenges in the field.

In addition to promoting accessibility, inclusion, and advocacy, we emphasize the importance of upholding the rights and dignity of people with disabilities. GCADS serves as a vibrant platform for international discussion, cultural exchange, and professional networking. It creates an environment where ethical and effective approaches to disability studies can flourish.

Ultimately, GCADS is more than an event; it is a platform for change and empowerment. It drives forward a worldwide movement dedicated to understanding, inclusivity, and the betterment of lives within the autism and disability communities.

Who should attend?

GCADS or the Global Conference on Autism and Disability Studies is designed to attract a diverse audience, including researchers, educators, healthcare professionals, therapists, policymakers, and advocates. It is also an invaluable platform for family members and caregivers of individuals with disabilities, providing valuable insights and resources.

Additionally, this conference is ideal for students and emerging professionals seeking to deepen their understanding and get involved. Our inclusive environment encourages participation from anyone interested in advancing knowledge, support, and inclusion for individuals with autism and disabilities.

Why Attend Global Conference on Autism and Disability Studies (GCADS)?

Attending the Global Conference on Autism & Disability Studies (GCADS) offers an excellent opportunity to engage with the latest research, practices, and innovations in this particular field. Participants will gain valuable insights from leading experts, share experiences with peers, and discover effective strategies for supporting individuals with autism and disabilities.

This conference is a platform for networking, learning, and contributing to a global debate about inclusivity and advocacy. Whether you’re a professional, caregiver, or someone passionate about disability studies, GCADS provides a space to grow, collaborate, and be part of a community dedicated to making a positive impact.

Benefits of Attendance

Global Conference Alliance Inc offers distinct advantages to those attending our international conferences. Here are some of the exceptional benefits we extend to our participants:

Opportunity for Publication: The authors who submit their papers to Global Conference Alliance Inc can take advantage of a chance to publish their papers in our online conference proceedings.

Abstract Proceedings: Abstract proceedings of all conferences will be available online and published on our website, providing researchers and industry experts an excellent opportunity to share their work with a broader audience.

Conference Bag and Accessories: Every conference attendee will receive a conference bag and accessories, including vital conference materials such as a conference program, pen, and notepad.

Networking Opportunity: Our conferences offer a unique chance to interact with members from various disciplines, inside and outside one’s field, allowing attendees to establish valuable connections with industry experts and researchers.

Diversity of Participants: The participant pool boasts a diverse range of individuals from over 40+ countries worldwide, such as the USA, Australia, Poland, India, Canada, Turkey, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, Tanzania, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Algeria, Sudan, Japan, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Germany, the UAE, and the UK.

Technical Sessions: Attendees can engage in a wide range of technical sessions that offer valuable insights into diverse fields, enabling them to acquire invaluable knowledge from experts and authors. Plus, the attendees who join as authors can share their research and findings among the attendees to spread their knowledge.

Best Paper and Presentation Awards: A special recognition and additional certificates will be awarded for the best paper and presentation, which will be announced at the conference closing session.

Additionally, the Best Paper Award recipient will be presented with an official award certificate, signed and stamped, and their achievement will be announced on our website.

Photo Session: A photo session will be organized during the conference, allowing attendees to capture memories with fellow conference-goers.

City tour (Optional): Conference attendees can explore the host city through organized city tours, providing an opportunity to learn about the local culture and history (the fee is not included in the ticket price)

At Global Conference Alliance Inc, attending our conferences is an investment in one’s personal and professional development. We invite you to join us to gain new insights, establish valuable connections, and broaden your knowledge.

Collaboration Partner:

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Workshop Outline Summary:

At the Global Conference on Autism and Disability Studies (GCADS), a workshop will be held on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and behavior fundamentals by the event’s collaboration partner, PALS. Participants can learn about the core of ABA, including its components like Antecedents, Behaviors, and Consequences (ABCs), Motivating Operations (MOs), and discriminative stimuli (SDs). The session reviewed operational explanations and data collection methods, emphasizing reinforcement and punishment consequences. Attendees can analyze the four functions of behavior and engage in case examples for better understanding. As part of an interactive activity, participants can identify behavioral functions, encouraging them to put workshop knowledge into practice. GCADS provided a complete platform for advancing knowledge and strategies in autism and disability studies.

Intro to Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
This workshop aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of some of themost fundamental principles in the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Throughout,participants will explore the ABCs of behaviour, effects of reinforcement and punishment,functions of behaviours, and other basic ABA-related concepts. Participants will also engage inactivities and examples to deepen their practical comprehension of ABA. Whether someone isnew to ABA, or seeking to enhance their existing knowledge, this workshop offers valuableinformation for educators, psychologists, parents, therapists, and anyone interested in helpingindividuals with autism make meaningful changes in both prosocial and maladaptivebehaviours. Join us for an enriching learning experience to make a positive impact inunderstanding and managing behavior effectively!


  • What is ABA? What is behaviour?
  • Review
    • ABCs
    • MOs
    • SDs
    • Operational Definitions
    • Data Collection
    • Consequences: Reinforcement and Punishment
    • Reinforcer Effectiveness
  • 4 Functions of Behaviour
  • Case Examples
  • Activity: Identify the Function
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Registration Fees:

  • Early Bird Author Registration - US$500
     For authors keen on availing a $100 discount on the regular registration fee, early bird registration is recommended.
  • Regular Author Registration - US$600
     If early bird deadline has been missed, authors can option for the regular registration process
  • Listener Registration - US$500
     Individuals interested in attending the conference to expand their knowledge and network can register as listeners.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Please note that all registration fees are non-refundable, non-negotiable, and non-transferable.
  • Please make your own arrangements for visa (if applicable), accommodation, meals, and transportation during the conference.
  • After completing the registration and verifying your successful payment , an regular invitation letter will be sent within 3 business days.
  • Changes due to spelling or minor mistakes in the invitation letter will cost US$50.

Registration Includes:

  • Technical Sessions
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Coffee Break on the conference day
  • Conference bag and accessories
  • A certificate of presentation (for the Authors)
  • A certificate of Participation (for the Listeners)
  • Publication in the online conference proceeding (for the authors)
  • Reception of the registered participants at the conference venue

Best Paper Award:

The Best Paper Award will be announced at the conference closing session. The winner of the Best Paper Award will be rewarded with:
  • A signed and stamped official award certificate
  • The announcement of her/his achievement on the conference website

Global Conference on Autism and Disability Studies (GCADS) brings together experts, researchers, educators, and practitioners in autism and disability studies. It provides an unparalleled platform for sharing groundbreaking research, engaging in meaningful discussions, and developing innovative approaches to the challenges faced. We invite submissions from professionals across various disciplines to contribute to this dynamic event.

Our conference provides attendees with an opportunity to broaden their professional networks. Attendees can collaborate with peers, and discover effective methodologies for enhancing autism and disability lives. GCADS is committed to creating an environment of learning and collaboration, allowing participants to gain fresh perspectives and implement effective strategies in their work.

We encourage the submission of full papers and abstracts for consideration, which will undergo a meticulous double-blind peer review process. This call is open to all those engaged in autism and disability studies, including but not limited to:

  • Autism Research and Development
  • Educational Strategies for Autism and Disabilities
  • Neurodiversity and Inclusion
  • Technological Innovations in Disability Support
  • Mental Health and Autism
  • Disability Policy and Advocacy
  • Family and Caregiver Support in Autism
  • Social Inclusion and Community Participation
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy for Disabilities
  • Autism Across the Lifespan
  • Ethical Considerations in Disability Studies
  • Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Disability
  • Transition Strategies for Adolescents and Adults with Disabilities
  • Employment and Life Skills Training for People with Disabilities
  • Public Health Approaches to Autism and Disabilities
  • Educational Approaches for Autism and Disabilities
  • Public Health and Disability Management
  • Technology-Enhanced Learning for Autism

Call for Papers Details

Submission Details

  1. Full papers and abstracts are invited to submit
  2. All submissions must be original work, not previously published elsewhere, and not currently submitted to any other conference or journal.
  3. GCA uses double-blind peer review for all our conferences.
  4. APA style must be followed throughout the manuscript.
  5. Full papers must be between 4 and 10 pages long (including abstract, figures, tables, and references).
  6. Required Font: Times New Roman with size 10.
  7. Please submit your paper to the Submission Form below.
  8. Once a paper is accepted, please complete the author registration at Registration.
  9. If you are interested to participate as Listener, please complete the Listener Registration at Registration.
  10. Author papers can take up to 14 business days to be reviewed by our team.

Peer Review Details

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Global Conference on Autism and Disability Studies (GCADS) – September 13-15, 2024 – Vancouver, Canada

  • Friday, September 13, 2024 – Arrival & Reception of the participants to Vancouver, Canada
  • Saturday, September 14, 2024 (Conference Day) – Registration, opening speech, keynote speech, and technical sessions:

[ Registration will start from 1 PM, Gate Closed 1:30 PM ]

Activity – Saturday, September 14, 2024 (Conference Day)Time
Registration, Opening Remarks & Lunch 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Keynote Speaker - Topic 1 1:35 PM - 1:45 PM
Keynote Speaker -Topic 2 1:50 PM - 2:00 PM
Keynote Speaker -Topic 3 2:05 PM - 2:15 PM
Keynote Speaker - Topic 4 2:20 PM - 2:30 PM
Keynote Speaker - Topic 5 2:35 PM - 2:45 PM
Keynote Speaker - Topic 6 2:50 PM - 3:00 PM
Keynote Speaker - Topic 7 3:05 PM - 3:15 PM
Keynote Speaker - Topic 8 & 9 3:20 PM - 3:30 PM
Keynote Speaker - Topic 10 & 11 3:35 PM - 3:45 PM
Keynote Speaker - Topic 12 & 13 3:50 PM - 4:00 PM
Technical Session/ Paper Presentation (For all Topic) 4:05 PM - 4:40 PM
Coffee Break, Certificate Giving and Photo session 4:45 PM - 4:55 PM
Closing Ceremony and Photo Session 4:55 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, September 15, 2024 – City visit (optional to the participants)

The University of British Columbia
Classroom C-400, 800 Robson Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6Z 3B7

Global Conference Alliance Inc.
9850 King George Blvd Unit 300, Surrey,
BC V3T 0P9, Canada

Dr. Shameem Ahmed
Associate Professor, Western Washington University

dr shameem ahmed

Dr. Shameem Ahmed is an Associate Professor at the Computer Science department at Western Washington University. He is the co-founder and co-director of the NEAT (Next Generation Effective Affective Technology) research group, an inter-disciplinary research group at Western Washington University. His research interests are Technology for Neurodivergent Individuals, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD).

Dr. Moushumi Sharmin
Associate Professor
Western Washington University

dr moushumi sharmin

Dr. Moushumi Sharmin is currently an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Advisor in the Computer Science Department at the Western Washington University. Before joining Western, she was a Research Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Memphis, where she collaborated with behavioral health scientists to design affective technology. Her research focuses on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Affective Technology Design, Visualization, and Designing Technology for Specific User Groups. Many of her recent projects focus on understanding and designing technology for neurodivergent individuals. She received her PhD in August 2013 in CS (HCI) from the Computer Science Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Sharmin received her MSc. from the Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and Computer Science Department at Marquette University and BSc. in CSE from the Computer Science Department at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

Terms & Conditions (Attendees & Sponsorships):

  • Please note that all registration fees are non-refundable, non-negotiable, and non-transferable.
  • Please make your own arrangements for visa (if applicable), accommodation, meals, and transportation during the conference.
  • After completing the registration and verifying your successful payment , an regular invitation letter will be sent within 3 business days.
  • Changes due to spelling or minor mistakes in the invitation letter will cost US$50.

Terms & Conditions (Notarized Invitation Letter):

  • Voluntary Service: The provision of a Notarized Invitation Letter is an additional, voluntary service not directly linked to the main Conference event. Its availability depends on the demands of international delegates requiring supporting documents for their visa applications.
  • No Guarantee of Visa Approval: While this letter carries weight in many jurisdictions, it’s crucial to understand that its possession doesn’t guarantee visa approval. The respective consulate or embassy, following their own regulations and discretion, determines visa approval.
  • Non-refundable Service: The US$100 fee for the Notarized Invitation Letter is fixed and non-refundable. No reversals or refunds will be issued, irrespective of whether the visa is approved or denied.
  • Acceptance of Terms: You acknowledge and agree to these terms by requesting a Notarized Invitation Letter. You also understand that this service is a supplementary aid to your visa application process and is not directly associated with the main Conference event.
  • Amendments to Terms: We reserve the right to change these terms at any point without notice. Regularly review these terms for updates. Continued use of this service after modifications constitutes acceptance of the changes.
  • Upon verification of payment confirmation and completing the registration form on our website, a Notarized Conference Invitation Letter will be sent within 5 business days.

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