Welcome Message

Dear friends:

Welcome to our 1st Annual Cyprus International Conference on Autism Treatment and Research entitled Magic Always Happens through our interdisciplinary approach to autism! We are very excited to inform you that this conference taking place at Paphos, Cyprus, 18 – 23 November, 2016,has been placed under the Auspices of his Excellency the Minister of Health of the Republic of Cyprus.

Our conference has a true “360 degrees” approach and it aims to bring together experts and luminaries from transdisciplinary scientific research, as well as from applied fields including academicians, psychologists, physicians, geneticists, speech therapists, civil engineers, architects, economists, law, technology, and other subject matter experts. Together, we shall all discuss best practices and suggest ideal ways of working with, treating, educating, building for, and sustaining quality centers for autism excellence. Actions need to follow words if we are to render effective and efficient solutions, thus, allowing all people on the spectrum to enjoy a better quality of life and a brighter future.

Our conference will integrate plenary sessions, workgroups, and poster sessions. Following the conclusion of the conference works an expert think tank will offer specific feedback and consultation (on 23 November; by invitation only). We are honored to have Ed Tronick, PhD, Distinguished University Professor, UMASS Boston, and Research Associate, Harvard Medical School, as Chair of our scientific committee.

Magic Always Happens, Inc., an IRS tax exempt non-profit corporation wishes to provide you with the most efficient tools to enjoy your stay and participation in this historic conference. To do so we have selected the best conference venue that also doubles up as a beach resort; Coral Bay Beach Hotel and Resort, located in Paphos, Cyprus.

We suggest you take advantage of the early registration process, alert all of your colleagues as to the benefits of their participation in this unique conference, and get involved in this truly global and historic effort to bring autism forward. We appreciate your feedback and welcome all suggestions so please feel free to contact us at any time.

As the Conference Chairman and Scientific Committee Coordinator I welcome you, and I look forward to be meeting with you in Cyprus!

Neophytos (Neo) Papaneophytou, PhD, LMHC, LPC, NCC, DCC

Conference Chairperson

Scientific Committee Coordinator