Parent Conference

Parents, grandparents, and caregivers of individuals with autism are invited to attend a special one-day conference on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

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

Event Details

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

St. Charles Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza
St. Charles, Missouri, 63303
Phone: 636-669-3000

We are excited to welcome attendees in person. Based on recent trends and guidance from the CDC and local health department officials, we will continue to make changes to health and safety measures. At this time, regardless of vaccination status, in-person attendees will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

Cost & Registration

Cost to attend this all day conference is $20. Lunch is provided.

To register, please click here. For questions, email or call 573-882-2077.

The deadline to register is Monday, October 10th 2022 by 5:00pm CST.

Schedule and Sessions

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.Check-In
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.Keynote Presentation
11:15 - 11:25 a.m.Break
11:25 -
12:30 p.m.
Supporting Appropriate Behavior
Kyle Hamilton, MS, BCBA, LBA
Inclusivity and Self-Advocacy
Jennifer Sykes, PhD
Cameron Lee, Vice President-Center Project
12:30 -
1:45 p.m.
1:45 - 3:00 p.m.Panel: Supporting Eating, Toileting, and Sleeping
Emma Keicher, MEd, BCBA, LBA
Shawna Shelton, BSN, RN
Kerri Nowell, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
Moderated by Jaclyn Benigno, MEd
Transition to Adulthood and Post-Secondary Programs
Wes Dotson, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA
3:00 -
3:15 p.m.
3:15 -
4:30 p.m.
Emergent Social-Communication
Jena Randolph, PhD
Advanced Social Skills
Michelle Dampf, MA, CCC-SLP
4:30pm Ask the Experts Panel

Don’t forget to join us at the Ask the Experts Panel at 4:30 p.m. directly following the last session. 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 schedule.

Speaker PowerPoint & Handouts

Handouts will be posted as they become available from presenters.

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