Programme 2017

2 October

Opening of the Forum

Plenary session

12:00 – 12:45 Plenary presentation 1:

Moderators: Svyatoslav Dovbnya and Tatiana Morozova, Naked Heart Foundation experts, St. Petersburg

Every Child Deserves a Family. Plans, outlook and Naked Heart projects.

Anastasia Zalogina, President of the Naked Heart Foundation, Moscow



12:45 – 14:00 Plenary presentation 2:

Moderator: Anastasia Zalogina, President of the Naked Heart Foundation, Moscow

Update on interventions for children with autism and other disorders

Prof. Connie Kasari, PhD, Professor of Human Development and Psychology, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA

Workshop 1. Diagnosis and Management for Children with Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Dyslexia and Tourette Syndrome


Moderator: Svyatoslav Dovbnya, child neurologist, Naked Heart Foundation expert, St Petersburg


Prof. James T. McCracken, Professor of Child Psychiatry, Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioural Sciences, UCLA Semel Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA

Workshop 2. The camp environment as a training site for evidence-based practices in autism


Moderator: Kathleen Mo Taylor, OTR/L, Centre for Development and Disability /Autism Programme, University of New Mexico, USA


1. The camp environment as a training site for evidence-based practices in autism

Kathleen Mo Taylor, OTR/L, Centre for Development and Disability /Autism Programme, University of New Mexico, USA

2. Experience of camp work as a platform for professional development

Tatiana Shipovnikova, special education teacher, Naked Heart Family Support Centre, Nizhny Novgorod

3. Experience sharing knowledge and strategies under the Summer with Purpose project in Chelyabinsk Region

Elena Zhernova, Director of Zvezdny dozhd (“Stars Rain”) organisation, Chelyabinsk

4. Video screening: Summer with Purpose 2017

5. Group work

Workshop 3. Evidence-based programmes for children with FASD in families and foster care


Moderator: Tatiana Morozova, clinical psychologist, Naked Heart Foundation expert, St Petersburg


1. Introduction to the complexities of evaluation and treatment
Magnitude of the problem in the social welfare system


Dr Dana E. Johnson, MD, PhD, Professor of Paediatrics, Divisions of Neonatology and Global Paediatrics, Adoption Medicine Programme, University of Minnesota, USA

2. Treatment across the lifespan for persons with FASD

Dr Amelia Burgess Milbank, MD, MPH, Park Nicollet Paediatrics, Health Partners Medical Toxicology Fellow, University of Minnesota, USA

3. Evidence-based programmes for children with FASD in families and foster care

Dr Jeffrey R. Wozniak, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, USA

4. Panel discussion Moderator: Elena Alshanskaya

Workshop 4. Children with ASD in educational establishments


Moderators: Larisa Nesterova, educational psychologist, School No. 46, “RIM Centre”, St Petersburg, and Ilya Markov, educational psychologist, Naked Heart Family Support Centre, Nizhny Novgorod


1. Using evidence-based practices in the process of developing and implementing a Special Individual Development Programme

Alena Bobrikova, Ekaterina Petrova, School No. 46, “RIM Centre”, St Petersburg

2. Assessing communication in children with ASD

Daria Zhukova, special education teacher, Naked Heart Family Support Centre, Nizhny Novgorod

3. What kind of knowledge and skills should tutors assisting children with ASD in school have, and why?

Anastasia Kozorez, Senior Coordinator, Laboratory for Technologies to Support Children with ASD, Moscow Centre for Psychology and Education

4. Preparing first-graders with ASD for school. Working with undesirable behaviour

Natalia Voinova, educational psychologist, School No. 56, Nizhny Novgorod

5. Sensory Integration approaches for children with ASD at school

Tatiana Lyubeznova, adapted physical education instructor, Naked Heart Family Support Centre, Nizhny Novgorod

3 October

Plenary Session

10:00 – 11:15 Plenary presentation 1:

Moderator: Tatiana Morozova, clinical psychologist, Naked Heart Foundation expert, St Petersburg

Diagnosis and management for children with ADHD

Prof. James T. McCracken, Professor of Child Psychiatry, Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioural Sciences, UCLA Semel Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA



11:15 – 12:00 Plenary presentation 2:

Moderator: Anastasia Zalogina, President of the Naked Heart Foundation, Moscow

Supporting adolescents and young people with ASD

Lyubov Arkus, President of the Vykhod (“Way Out”) Foundation, St Petersburg, founder of the Anton’s Right Here Centre, St Petersburg

Workshop 1. Evidence-based early intervention for core deficits of joint attention and play

Moderator: Tatiana Morozova, clinical psychologist, Naked Heart Foundation expert, St Petersburg


Prof. Connie Kasari, PhD, Professor of Human Development and Psychology, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA

Workshop 2. How to move towards success as a young adult with a disability

Moderator: Kathleen Mo Taylor, OTR/L, Centre for Development and Disability /Autism Programme, University of New Mexico, USA


How to move towards success as a young adult with a disability

Kathleen Mo Taylor, OTR/L, Centre for Development and Disability /Autism Programme, University of New Mexico, USA

Sean King, young adult with ASD, New Mexico, USA

Workshop 3. Evidence-based treatment for children in foster care

Moderator: Svyatoslav Dovbnya, child neurologist, Naked Heart Foundation expert, St Petersburg


1. Evolution of the foster care system

Dr Dana E. Johnson, MD, PhD, Professor of Paediatrics, Divisions of Neonatology and Global Paediatrics, Adoption Medicine Programme, University of Minnesota, USA

2. Cognitive and emotional development in high-risk children

3. Principals of intervention for high-risk children in foster care

Dr Jeffrey R. Wozniak, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, USA

Dr Amelia Burgess Milbank , MD, MPH, Park Nicollet Paediatrics, Health Partners Medical Toxicology Fellow, University of Minnesota, USA

4. Panel discussion Moderator: Elena Alshanskaya

Workshop 4. Supporting kids with communication and behavioural challenges in school settings

Moderators: Lyudmila Ivanova, teacher, School No. 46, St Petersburg, and Ilya Markov, educational psychologist, Naked Heart Family Support Centre, Nizhny Novgorod


1. Features of the teaching and learning process for children with ASD in the context of inclusive education

Lilia Kolpakova, Belaya Vorona (“White Crow”) Centre, Moscow

2. Evolution of communication devices in the process of establishing and developing speech

Alla Gorlanova, Larisa Bryleva, School No. 46, “RIM Centre”, St Petersburg

3. Modern technologies for teaching children with ASD in school: five years of experience

Olga Korneva, educational psychologist, Residential School No. 95, Nizhny Novgorod

4. Including children with ASD in the mainstream education system in Voronezh Region. Year three of the project: challenges and issues

Dina Chirkova, Coordinator, Voronezh Educational Development Institute, Voronezh

4 October


5 October