April 10, 2024 all-day

Springfield, MA, April 10th, 2024, with Autism Connections (Pathlight) of Easthampton & Pittsfield, MA. The 32st Annual Autism Conference is for professionals, families, parents, caregivers, individuals with autism, and exhibitors to learn, inspire and make meaningful connections.
2024 Theme – A Whole Life: The Empowered Journey
* Keynote Speaker: J
ennifer Elizabeth Brunton – Amplifying Acceptance, Building Independence: How #ActuallyAutistic Perspectives Provide a Strong Foundation for Growth (at any age/throughout the lifespan). Jennifer Brunton, Ph.D. is the co-author, with Jenna Gensic, M.A., of The #ActuallyAutistic Guide to Advocacy: Step-by-Step Advice on How to Ally and Speak Up with Autistic People and the Autism Community. Jennifer taught ethics, bioethics, religion, and philosophy at the Community College of Vermont, and is a Neurodivergent parent of an Autistic son and a Neurotypical daughter
* Exhibitor Showcase – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.
Breakout Sessions:
* Navigating an Autism Diagnosis and Beginning ABA Services with Julie Hayden
* Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder: Inside the Process of an Early Diagnostic Clinician with Gillian Erhabor
* Transition from Special Education to Adult Services with Leilani Paniagua
* Too Scared to Talk About It: An Open, Empowered, and Real Conversation About Sexuality with Whole Selves facilitator Brian Melanson
* Crossroads: The Intersection of Autism and Racism with Jaqueline Williams-Hines and Joshua Christopher Hines
* Navigating Neurodiversity: Overcoming Barriers to Meaningful Employment for Autistic Individuals/ Individuals with Autism-Changing the Story Panel
* Charting the Lifecourse Panel
Fees apply, registration is required to www.eventbrite.com/e/autism-conference-2024-a-whole-life-the-empowered-journey-registration-774570189287or contact autismconnections@pathlightgroup.org


Share this event

Join Our Bi-Weekly Newsletter