autism conferences

Autism Conferences

  • 2020 Conference: Celebrating, Empowering, Preparing

    March 27-28, 2020

    Hilton Charlotte University Place

    The Autism Society of North Carolina’s annual conference is a two-day event featuring nationally and internationally recognized speakers and topics of interest to all members of the autism community.

    The 2020 theme, Celebrating, Empowering, Preparing, kicks off our 50th anniversary celebration. It also reflects our commitment to sharing information and knowledge that helps individuals with autism, families and other caregivers, and a wide range of professionals. With a program that provides personal perspectives, knowledge from experts in the field, and topics that span the lifespan and spectrum, attendees will learn practical ideas and strategies for use at home, at school, at work, and in the community.

    Speakers include:

    Dr. Temple Grandin – Sharing her perspective on a variety of topics
    Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP, founder & CEO of Social Thinking
    Dr. Laura Klinger, Director of the TEACCH Autism Program – Collaboration and creating winning outcomes
    Sherry Thomas, Director of Exceptional Children’s Division, NC DPI – Navigating the system, best practices, and more
    Tom Unland, retired law enforcement officer – Staying safe and interacting with first responders
    Vickie Dieter, ASNC Autism Resource Specialist – Bullying: How to recognize it, what to know, and what to do about it
    ASNC Clinical Team Experts – Social communication across the spectrum and lifespan
    Community Panel – Life: Facing and overcoming challenges, and the importance of community

    Click here to view the schedule.

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