September 30-October 1, 2017
619-600-0683

2017 Schedule

Saturday

 

8:30-8:45 Pre-conference Intention Setting Ceremony: Hannah LaFrenz
9:00-9:15 Jenny Palmiotto: Opening Remarks
9:15-10:15 Nick Walker
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 David Finch
11:35-12:35 Amy Sequenzia
12:35-2:00 Lunch/Vendor Fair
2:00-3:10 Asperger’s Are Us
Panel with Asperger’s Are Us
3:10-3:20 Break
3:20-4:15 Jake + Kristine Mastronardi
4:15-5:15 Laura Nadine
5:25-5:30 Closing remarks
Alex Plank– happy hour at Marriott

Breakout Sessions

 

Do Learn Connect
Kasey Conners: Expressive Art Dena Gassner: Resilience. The Autistic Way Cindy Facteau: Movement and Quiet Rooms – Tour and Experience
A’verria Martin: Interactive Couples Workshop (partners come together) Amber Hasbun: Change your Communication Today Breanna Klebanoff: Connect & Unwind
Yoga with Manueala Nick Walker: Intimate Relationships Adult later diagnosis round-table: moderator to be announced
Breanna Klebanoff: Self-Relect and Process Meghan Murphy: Understanding Emotion; projects to deepen emotional connection Katherine Frerich: Parent to Parent Parentships

Sunday

 

8:30-8:45 Amber Hasbun
8:45-9:45 Tom Iland
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-11:00 John Robison + Family
11:05-12:05 Dena Gassner
12:05-1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:55 Rupert Isaacson
2:00-3:00 Amy Gravino
3:05-4:05 Kassiane Sibley
4:05-4:20 Break with musical performance
4:20-5:20 Elaine Hall
5:20-5:30 Closing remarks

Breakout Sessions

 

Do Learn Connect
Yoga with Manueala
N/A
Keri Bower: Collective Art Project
Meghan Murphy: Understanding Emotion; projects to deepen emotional connection Amber Hasbun: Change your Communication Today Samantha Alexander: Intersection Between Autism and People of Color
Hannah La Frenz: Conference Wrap Up Ceremony
Kasey Conners: Expressive art Aisha Pope: Positive Discipline Jenny Palmiotto: Conversations about Love & Autism
Meghan Murphy: Understanding Emotion, projects to deepen emotional connection Dr. Joshua Feder: Safety and Threat Katherine Frerich: Parent to Parent Parentships
Breanna Klebanoff: Self-Relect and Process Cindy Facteau: “Conformity Hurts…Acceptance is Painless.”
Happy Hour with Alex Plank: Fun, lively, and personal interaction where any question will be answered by Alex

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Why this price point?
Our conference offers an honorarium and travel accommodations for all speakers! With 80%of our speaker identifying as on the spectrum, this is our commitment to fair wages for people with disabilities.

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