Autism Conference & Expo of Georgia 2022 Schedule

Science & Research Day: Wednesday, May 18 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Main: Transition
1:00 – 1:15 General Intro
1:15 – 1:55 Keynote: Adult Systems of Care: Invisible to Visible (Catherine Rice)

Science & Research Day: Wednesday, May 18 – 2:00pm – 3:15pm

Main: Transition
(2:00-3:15)
Diversity & Social Justice
(2:00-3:15)
Early Identification to Intervention
(2:00-3:15)
Community Room
(2:00-3:15)
Oral/Poster Presentations
(2:00-3:00)
Oral/Poster Presentations
(2:00-3:00)
Panel: Adult Transition Oriented Research*

Health Outcomes of Transition Age Youth (Teal Benevides)

Georgia Employers Working with Adults with Autism (Angela Mixon)

Healthcare Transitioning Beyond High School for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism (Robin Newberg)

Panel: Diversity and Social Justice Research

Break the Cycle: Systemic Racism in Autism Workgroup (Jennifer Singh)

Inequity in Autism Research and Services (Ashley Salmon)

Social Justice and Inclusion Attitudes (Asha Rudrabhatla)

Racial Match Between School Psychologists and Students (Michelle Washington)

Panel: Early Identification and intervention Research

Interdisciplinary Insights for Early Identification Research (Brian Barger)

Project ImPACT and the Autism Navigator for Early Intervention (Katherine Pickard)

Early Identification Research at Emory Autism Center (Allison Schwartz)

Open Space Oral Presentation

Health of Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Jiwon Lee)

Poster Presentation

The Impact of Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight on Identified Autism Spectrum Disorder (Sonia Sanchez- Alvarez)

Science & Research Day: Wednesday, May 18 – 3:15pm – 4:00pm

Main: Transition Diversity & Social Justice Early Identification to Intervention Community Room Oral/Poster Presentations Oral/Poster Presentations
Community Conversation: Future Transition Research Discussion *+ Community Conversation: Future Diversity and Social Justice Research + Community Conversation: Future Early Identification and Intervention Research + Open Space Oral/Posters

Using Population Estimates to Identify Weak Autism Screening Tools (Jon Starnes)

Oral/Posters

Science & Research Day: Wednesday, May 18 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Main: Transition
(4:00-5:00)
Diversity & Social Justice
(4:00-4:45)
Early Identification to Intervention
(4:00-4:45)
Community Room
(4:00-4:45)
Oral/Poster Presentations Oral/Poster Presentations
Project Planning: Transition ^

4:45 – 5:00
Thank You *

Project Planning: Diversity and Social Justice Research ^ Project Planning: Early Identification and Intervention ^ Community Conversation: Broader Community Interests and Research Needs *# Closed Closed
* Spanish Interpretation Available for these sessions.
+ Structured forum for audience members to discuss research topics with panel presenters.
^ Researcher led planning session with interested community members on focused topic.
# Moderated discussion with broader autism community on research interests/needs not discussed in the Transition, Diversity & Social Justice, to Early Identification to Intervention tracks.

Practice & Implementation Day: Thursday, May 19 – 1:00pm – 2pm

Main: Transition
1:00 – 1:15 General Intro
1:15 – 1:20 Achievement Award
1:20 – 1:55 Keynote: It’s a Bumpy Road to Collective Impact: Working Together to Improve Autism Supports in GA (Daniel Crimmins)

Practice & Implementation Day: Thursday, May 19 – 2:00pm – 2:45pm

Main: Transition
(2:00-2:45)
Early Identification to Intervention
(2:00-2:45)
Community & Behavioral Support
(2:00-3:00)
Community Room
(2:00-3:00)
Oral/Poster Presentations
(2:00-2:40)
Oral/Poster Presentations
(2:00-2:40)
Panel Presentation: Transition Into Adulting *

Medical Transition (Raynelle Washington)

Educational Transition (Spenser Norris)

Oral Presentation: Georgia Act Early Team

Building and Expanding the Georgia Act Early Team (Bridget Ratajczak)

Panel Presentation: Behavioral Supports in GA

The Future of Behavioral Supports in GA (Gereen Francis)

Telehealth for Behavioral Health Care in GA (Tina Guidry)

Values in Applied Behavior Analysis from a Trauma- Informed Perspective (Tammy Kaiser)

Open Space Oral Presentations

Disability & Special Needs Planning Made Easy (Andre Sam)

Oral Presentations

How to Support Preschoolers with Autism in the Classroom (Alicia Hart)

Practice & Implementation Day: Thursday, May 19 – 2:45pm – 400pm

Main: Transition
(2:45-4:00)
Early Identification to Intervention
(2:45-4:00)
Community & Behavioral Support
(3:00-4:00)
Community Room
(2:45-4:00)
Oral/Poster Presentations
(2:40-4:00)
Oral/Poster Presentations
(2:40-4:00)
Community Conversations: Medical Transition *

Community Conversations: Educational Transition *

Panel Presentation: Forward Together

Forward Together within a Community Advisory Board for Early Intervention in Georgia (Nicole Hendrix, Dionna Douglas, Erin Maurer, Susan Perdue, Patrick Thorbourne)

Community Conversations: Early Identification Needs in GA

Oral Presentation

Partnering with Police and Schools for Autism Success (Lisa Sims)

Open Space Oral Presentations

Repetitive Language in Autism (Jill Barton)

Identifying Gaps in Family- Centered, Equitable, Culturally Responsive Programming Supports (Demetres Thomas)

Oral Presentations

Learning Social skills through Professional and Natural Supports (Miyah Sundermayer)

Path to an Autism Diagnosis: School and Private Evaluations (Brandi Tanner)

Practice & Implementation Day: Thursday, May 19 – 4:05pm – 5:00pm

Main: Transition
4:05 – 4:45 Lessons Learned for Community Review *
4:45 – 5:00 Thank You *

* Spanish Interpretation Available for these sessions.
+ Structured forum for audience members to discuss research topics with panel presenters.
^ Researcher led planning session with interested community members on focused topic.
# Moderated discussion with broader autism community on research interests/needs not discussed in the Transition, Diversity & Social Justice, to Early Identification to Intervention tracks.