Parent Conference

Parents, grandparents, and caregivers of individuals with autism are invited to attend a special one-day virtual conference on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.

Diverse family, mom, dad, and child smiling at camera

Event Details

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 from 10:30 a.m.-4:10 p.m. Due to the CoVid-19 pandemic, all sessions will be offered online. There will be no in-person attendance.

This event is FREE to attend. To register for this event, please click here. For questions, email benignoj@health.missouri.edu or call 573-882-2077.

Schedule and Sessions

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Registration   
10:30 - 11:05 a.m.Keynote Presentation: Building on Your Child's Strengths
Cortney Fish, MSW, BCBA, LBA
11:05 - 11:15 a.m.Break
11:15am - 12:30 p.m.STRAND 1STRAND 2STRAND 3
Teaching Social Skills
Jaclyn Benigno, MEd
Teaching Your Child to Communicate
Brooke Barnes, MA
Demystifying Sensory Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Brittney Stevenson, MOT, OTR/L
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30 - 2:45 p.m.Supporting Homework Challenges
Karen O'Connor PhD, BCBA
Lea Ann Lowery, PhD, OTD, OTR/L
Teaching Play
Jena Randolph, PhD
Supporting Sleep
Shawna Shelton, BSN, RN
2:45 - 2:55 p.m.Break
2:55 - 4:10 p.m.Behavior Basics
Ali Cooper, MEd, BCBA, LBA
Social Challenges with Girls
Michelle Dampf, MA, CCC-SLP
Session Cancelled

Don’t forget to join us at the virtual Ask the Experts Panel from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Although this event is FREE, we do ask that you register. For more information or to reserve your spot, click here.

Download a copy of the parent conference flyer.

Speaker PowerPoint & Handouts

Please click on the following link to download or print the materials.

Building on Your Child’s Strengths
Teaching Your Child to Communicate
Teaching Social Skills
Teaching Play
Supporting Sleep
Social Challenges for Girls with ASD
Demystifying Sensory Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Supporting Homework Challenges
Behavior Basics

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