We would like to thank everyone who joined us February 21-22 in Charlotte for our annual conference, “Autism: Planning for Success.” Every year, we are honored to host North Carolina’s “family reunion” for the autism community, giving you all a chance to connect and learn.
This year’s fantastic speaker lineup started with nationally known author Dr. Jed Baker on Friday and wrapped up Saturday with our own board member, Dave Spicer, a self-advocate and father from Asheville. In between, we heard about functional communication, iPads and autism, and keeping relationships healthy as you meet your child’s needs. Audience members actively participated in the presentations, asking questions and offering their own experiences. If you would like to continue your learning, please click here to check out the workshops offered by our Autism Resource Specialists.
The Exhibit Hall provided another place for families and individuals to talk about their needs, this time with our wonderful sponsors. We thank them for their support! If you missed out on meeting with any of them or would like to learn more, please click here for our page with links to each of their websites.
For a few of our photos from the event, please click here.
On Saturday, we presented the 2014 Impact Award to the Evernham Family Racing for a Reason Foundation for its initial and ongoing support of IGNITE, our community center for adults with high-functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome. To read more about the award, click here.
We look forward to seeing all of you again at next year’s conference!