National Speaker Conference

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"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better"

Maya Angelou

The Autism Project's National Speaker Conference Goal

One of our core beliefs at The Autism Project is that autistic individuals, their families, those who work with them, and members of their communities are best supported by a model of continuous learning and research.

An important component of The Autism Project programming, our National Speaker Conference, is an annual learning opportunity that brings current evidence-based strategies and interventions to Rhode Island. It enables our community to continue to build our knowledge base, challenge our practices, and stay aligned with national research and trends for educating and supporting individuals with ASD.

The National Speaker Conference is a one- or two-day event focused on a specific topic. Speakers are leading researchers, educators, and advocates who present nationally and internationally. Community partners and related vendors create a resource area so attendees have the opportunity to learn about local offerings.

Past Speakers & Topics

Dr. Kathleen Quill, Ed.D., BCBA-D
Social and Communication Intervention for Children with Autism

Dr. Roger Cox , Ph.D.
Structured Teaching and the Development of Social Skills for Individuals with ASD

Dr. Jeanie McAfee
Supporting Children with Asperger Syndrome to Navigate the Social World

Dr. Pamela Wolfberg, Ph.D.
Integrated Play Groups Model

Michelle Garcia Winner, SLP
Intro to Social Thinking, Implementing Social Thinking, Teaching Beyond the Social Thinking Curriculum

Gary Mesibov, Ph.D., Division TEACCH
Successful Inclusion of the Independent Learner

Drs. Cathy Pratt, Ph.D. and Teresa Grossi, Ph.D.
Planning for Life After High School

Drs. Ruth Aspy, Ph.D., Barry Grossi, Ph.D.
The Ziggurat Model

Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D.
The Hidden Curriculum

Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP
Executive Functioning

Dr. Ross Greene, Ph.D.
Collaborative & Practical Solutions

Kari Dunn Buron, MS
The Incredible 5-Point Scale

Jill Molli, M.Ed., CD Master Instructor
Conscious Discipline: It Takes Two To Regulate

Kim Jackson, CD Master Instructor
Conscious Discipline: Creating the School Family and Emotional Mayhem