Lunch Discussion Proposals

The Autism Conference and Expo of Georgia, will specifically focus on the best thinking in the autism community and will provide practical strategies relevant to individuals living with autism and their family members. This state-wide conference will offer educational and engaging forums for professionals, parents, and self-advocates. The purpose of the conference is to translate research and best practices into sustainable community practices that contribute to independent, self-determined, inclusive, and productive lives for people with autism and their families.

We are now accepting proposals for facilitated lunch discussion topics.
Conference Theme: Lessons Learned

We are interested in receiving proposals from individuals living with autism or those who support individuals with autism including psychologists, social workers, speech-language pathologists, counselors, teachers, behavior analysts, researchers, occupational therapists, physical therapist, parents, entrepreneurs, nurses, medical doctors, early interventionists and policymakers.

Anyone researching an autism-related topic is welcome to present a scientific poster on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, from 4:45 pm to 6:30 pm. You are welcome to use a poster recently presented at an autism-related scientific conference (e.g., IMFAR) or have prepared for upcoming conferences. Posters must fit a display size of 44” tall by 72” wide.

Poster setup is first come, first serve between 3:45 pm and 4:45 pm in the Student Center Ballroom.

Facilitated Lunch Discussion

Anyone considered a content expert in an autism-related topic is welcome to facilitate a virtual discussion from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm during one of the following dates:

- Tuesday, May 18th
- Wednesday, May 19th
- Thursday, May 20th
- Tuesday, May 25th
- Wednesday, May 26th
- Thursday, May 27th

Prepare at least 2-3 questions or learning objectives for your discussion.

Preparing a brief presentation to share with attendees is highly encouraged, but not required.

The Commitee Invites Proposals That:

  • Explore issues important to individuals with autism and their families
  • Address current challenges faced by professionals and community members and are solution-oriented
  • Present evidence-based on or supported by research
  • Deliver model practices using approaches for different types of learners
  • Target individuals with autism and their family members
  • Target new, mid-career, or seasoned professionals

*Conference registration is required for all accepted discussion facilitators to participate.

If you have any questions please contact acega@gsu.edu.