Parents, grandparents, and caregivers of individuals with autism are invited to attend a special one-day conference on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Louis-Chesterfield
16625 Swingley Ridge Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017, USA
We are hopeful for a return to a new “normal” and excited to welcome everyone in person for this year’s conference. As always, the health and safety of all attendees and speakers is our number one priority. We are currently planning to host the conference in person with the understanding that should the situation with Covid-19 not improve or get worse, the conference will be moved online. All attendees are required to wear a mask and socially distance. Chairs and tables will be spaced 6 feet apart.
Cost & Registration
Cost to attend this all day conference is $20. Lunch is provided.
The deadline to register is Monday, October 11th 2021 by 5:00pm CST.
Schedule and Sessions
|8:30 - 9:00 a.m.||Registration|
|9:00 - 9:35 a.m.||Keynote Presentation: The Power of Being Heard and How to Use It to Increase Engagement and Inclusiveness |
Wes Dotson, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA
|9:35 - 9:45 a.m.||Break|
|9:45 - |
|STRAND 1||STRAND 2|
|Supporting Mental Health & Anxiety |
Garima Singh, MD
|Functional Communication Training: Replacing Problem Behaviors at Home |
Brooke Barnes, MA
Kyle Hamilton, MS, BCBA, LBA
|11:10 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.||Bully prevention among youth with ASD: Considerations for Parents and Caregivers |
Jena Randolph, PhD
Chad Rose, PhD
|Next Steps: What to Do After Your Child Receives a Diagnosis|
Cortney Fish, MSW, BCBA, LBA
|12:35 - |
|1:35 - |
|Preparing for Adulthood Panel |
Jaclyn Benigno, MEd, Moderator
Luke Daily, Vocational Rehabilitation
Melissa Herzog, PhD, Human Environmental Sciences Faculty
Jonathan Lidgus, UMSL Succeed Program
|Supporting Eating, Toileting & Sleeping Panel |
Emma Keicher, MEd, BCBA, LBA
Shawna Shelton, BSN, RN
Brittney Stevenson, MOT, OTR/L
|2:50 - |
|3:00 - |
|Emotion Regulation for Older Individuals with Autism |
Jena Randolph, PhD
|Supporting the Development of Emotional Regulation in Younger Children with Autism |
Jennifer Sykes, PhD
Download a copy of the parent conference flyer.
Speaker PowerPoint & Handouts
Handouts will be posted here prior to the conference.