2012 Autism Society National Conference and Exhibition
July 25-28, 2012
San Diego, CA
Sponsors and Exhibitors
Sponsors and exhibitors are an essential part of the Autism Society National Conference and Exhibition. Their support makes everything possible: from the presentations by the country’s most distinguished professionals, to the bags our attendees use to hold information gathered in the exhibit hall. These organizations and companies are supporting the Autism Society’s mission to improve the lives of all affected by autism. Please help us support them in return by visiting their websites below.
Thank you to all of the below entities for their incredible support of the 2012 national conference.
The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation was the first national organization to focus on adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Since 2002, the all-volunteer run not-for-profit has developed and funded a wide-range of projects throughout the United States that address the residential, employment/vocational, educational, recreational, health and wellness and transportation issues, among others, encountered by adults living with ASD. In addition, The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation is a leading advocacy organization partnering to advance public policy that enhances the lives of all people living with ASD. Recognized as being a pioneer and innovator in creating suitable and sustainable programs, resources and support systems for the diverse population on the spectrum, The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation’s vision is that all people living with ASD are valued members of society and have opportunities to participate in and contribute to community life.
Baylor College of Medicine’s, Medical Genetics Laboratories offer a broad range of diagnostic genetics tests including DNA diagnostics, sequencing, cytogenetics, FISH diagnostics, cancer cytogenetics, chromosomal microarray analysis, whole exome sequencing, biochemical genetics, and Mitochondrial DNA analysis. Additionally we have a full range of testing for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Please visit our booth for more information.
The not-for-profit Eden Autism Services is a primary resource for autism information, education, training and support services for individuals with autism, families, educators and healthcare professionals. Founded in 1975, Eden’s mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and their families by providing a range of community-based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan. Programs include early intervention, education, employment training and residential services for children and adults with autism. Eden’s highly trained clinicians offer in-person and online workshops, conferences and webinars as well as in-home therapy services, evaluations and consultations. For more information about Eden visit www.edenautism.org or call (609) 987-0099. Follow Eden on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and EdWeb.
VizZle, an award-winning educational software by Monarch Teaching Technologies, empowers educators to meet the needs of their students with autism. Based on research by a team from Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School and educators from the Monarch Center for Autism, VizZle's library of 6,000+ moderated lessons and 15,000+ media assets help educators create, edit and share visual learning lessons for organization, instruction, and expression. With VizZle teachers are able to provide personalized, differentiated and meaningful lessons which address cognitive, behavioral and social skills. VizZle data collection provides the ability to measure performance to specific IEP and general performance goals. This unique program includes extensive embedded professional development, a professional learning community, the ability to share lessons with parents without requiring a program license, and engages all members of student's professional team to collaborate on behalf of each student. www.monarchtt.com
ResearchMatch is a free, online registry sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The registry matches volunteers interested in participating in health research with researchers looking for volunteers to complete their studies. Anyone living in the United States can join as a volunteer by providing basic health information. A parent or guardian can register on behalf of children under the age of 19 or adults needing assistance. Researchers conducting studies approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) can search the database for volunteers matching their study requirements. If a match is made, ResearchMatch will email a description of the study to the volunteer. Only if the volunteer indicates interest in learning more about the study, will ResearchMatch release the volunteer’s contact information to the researcher. ResearchMatch connects volunteers with opportunities to be a part of the answer.
Exhibitors & Advertisers:
Angel Guard LLC
Any Baby Can
Arc of San Diego
Autism Asperger Publishing Company
Autism Research Institute
Autism Society of California
Baylor College of Medicine
Bellefaire JCB / Monarch Center for Autism
Berkshire Hills Music Academy
Brighter Futures For Beautiful Minds
Chapel Haven, Inc.
Chileda Institute, Inc.
College Internship Program
College Living Experience
CUNY School of Professional Studies
Easter Seals, Inc.
Eden Autism Services
ELV Enterprises Publishing
Future Horizons, Inc.
Geneva Centre for Autism
Glenwood - Autism and Behavioral Health Center
Gregory G. Allen, author of "Chicken Boy: The Amazing Adventures of a Super Hero With Autism"
Information Connections (Sponsored by Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital)
Integrated Listening Systems
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Kimochis / Plushy Feely Group
Language Learning Apps, LLC
Lori Ernsperger, Ph.D. / Autism and Behavioral Consulting
Lose The Training Wheels, Inc.
Medical Reimbursement Consultants
Melissa and Andrew Areffi, authors of “Navigating Autism: The Essential How-To By Parents For Parents”
MetLife Center for Special Needs Planning
Minnesota Life College
NDA Behavioral Health System
Nova Southeastern University
Oconomowoc Developmental Training Center
Partington Behavior Analysts, Inc.
Professional Tutors of America, Inc.
Provider Group Wealth Advisors
Pura Vida Bracelets
Purple Cherry Architects
Ravensdaughter Designs - Celtic Art Therapy
Sequel Youth and Family Services
Special Needs Alliance
Stages Learning Materials
STAR Autism Support
The Autism Channel
The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation
The Family Guidance and Therapy Center of Southern California
The Glenholme School
The Hanen Centre
The Help Group
The Medicaid Reference Desk
The Puzzling Piece
The Social Express
Torbot Group, Inc.
Train 4 Autism
Tuned in to Learning
University of West Florida
Vista Hills - Sam and Rose Stein Education Centers
ViZzle by Monarch Teaching Technologies