Agenda for the 16th Annual Alabama Autism Conference

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Hours Activities
7 a.m. - 8 a.m.  
Registration and Check-in 
Continental Breakfast, Exhibits and Poster Sessions
8 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Sarah O'Kelley, PhD, Assistant Professor, UAB Department of Psychology; Director, Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic at UAB Civitan International Research Center – Sparks Clinics
Anna McConnell, State Autism Coordinator, Alabama State Department of Mental Health
Regional Autism Network Contacts
8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Social Emotional Engagement: The "Fuel for Learning" in the Classroom Setting
Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP, Director of Educational Outreach Program, Marcus Autism Center
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Networking Break and Exhibits
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Sleep, Autism and Social -Emotional Development
Beth Ann Malow, MD, Professor, Department of Neurology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Break and Exhibits
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Transition to Adulthood in Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Cognition, Emotion and Behavior
Katherine A. Loveland, PhD, Landmark Charities Professor of Autism Research and Treatment; Director, C.L.A.S.S. Clinic (Changing Lives through Autism Spectrum Services); Training Director, UTHealth Doctoral Psychology Internship Program, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, McGovern Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch and CARES Award Presentation
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions (choose one):    
1. Parent Training for Disruptive Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Karen Bearss, PhD, Seattle Children's Autism Center; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington; Seattle Children's Research Institute

2. Behavioral Solutions for Restrictive Ritualized Eating in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Nancy Sullivan, PhD, Associate Director of Pediatric Psychology, Developmental Medicine Center, Boston Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.    
Break and Exhibits
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Insights into Autism, A Father's Perspective
Jack Gallagher, Professional Autism Speaker
4:30 p.m.
Evaluations, Professional Approvals, Sign-in Sheets, Adjournment