Schedule At-A-Glance

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014
9:00 – 4:00 Addressing Educational Needs of Students with ASD [BCBA Session]
10:00 – 3:00 Grief and Autism: Conceptualizing, Comprehending and Living Through It
10:15 – 2:00 Society Assembly Meeting
2:30– 5:00 Affiliate Leader Training
3:00 – 5:00 Better Equipping Students, Schools, and Communities for Life After High School
5:00 – 6:00 Sharing Sessions (First-Time Attendees, Repeat Attendees, Realities of Systems Change (with Sharon Lewis, Principal Deputy Administrator, Administration for Community Living), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Learn the Signs Act Early, Those with Sensory Sensitivities)
6:00 – 8:00 Exhibit Hall Reception

THURSDAY, July 24, 2014
7:30 – 5 Exhibit Hall Open
7:30 – 8:15 Exhibit Hall Opening with Continental breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 Mornings with Richard – Welcoming Remarks from Dr. James Ball, Executive Chairman, Autism Society of America and Sharon Lewis, B.F.A., Principal Deputy Administrator, Administration for Community Living (ACL)
8:45 – 10:15 Temple Grandin keynote
10:15 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 Break-out Sessions
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
12:00 – 1:00 Bring Your Lunch for Optional Question & Answer Session with Autism Society Advisory Panel Members
1:00 – 2:15 Break-out Sessions
2:15 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 3:45 Break-out Sessions
3:45 – 4:15 Break
4:15 – 5:15 Sharing Sessions (Language Preference Person First vs. Identity-Based, Optimistic Parenting, Residential Providers, Single Parents)
5:20 – 5:50 Sponsor Presentations/Demos
7:05 Indians Baseball Game at Victory Field

FRIDAY, July 25, 2014
8 – 5 Exhibit Hall Open
8:30 – 8:45 Mornings with Richard
8:45 – 9:00 General Session: Discussion of the Past, Hopes for the Future- Dr. Ruth Sullivan
9:00 –9:15 General Session: General Session: How We Can Provide for a Future Where All Diagnosed with Autism Are Able to Maximize Their Quality of Life – Scott Badesch, President/CEO Autism Society of America
9:15 –10:15 General Session: Panel Discussion – Transition and Adult Services -John Hussman, Hussman Foundation, Lori Ireland, Ireland Foundation, Kate Palmer, President/CEO, GRASP, Tonia Ferguson, Vice President, External Affairs, Autism Society of America
10:15 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 Break-out Sessions
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
12:00 – 1:00 Bring Your Lunch for Optional Question & Answer Session with Autism Society Advisory Panel Members
1:00 – 2:15 Break-out Sessions
2:15 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 3:45 Break-out Sessions
3:45 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:15 Break-out Sessions
5:30 – 6:30 Advisory Panel of People on the Spectrum of Autism Townhall meeting
5:30 – 6:30 Sharing Sessions (Transition to Adulthood, Education Professionals, Diverse Families, Direct Support Workers, Living with Someone on the Spectrum)
5:30 – 6:00 Sponsor Presentations/Demos

SATURDAY, July 26, 2014
8:00 – 1:30 Exhibit Hall Open
8:30 – 8:45 Mornings with Richard
8:45 – 9:30 General Session: We have to do it Better: Preparing Students with ASD for Adulthood- Anne S. Holmes, M.S.,CCC,BCBA
9:30 – 10:00 General Session: CareerAllys relating to employment compatibility and matching strengths to employment needs-Dana Renay
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:30 Break-out Sessions
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch (Regional Networking – Meet & Greet with Autism Society affiliate leaders)
12:30 – 1:45 break-out sessions