23rd Annual Alabama Autism Conference

February 23, 2024 | In-person and Online | Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, AL

Below is the agenda from the 2023 conference to use as an example while planning for the 2024 conference.

Time Session
7:00 am – 8:00 am Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:15 am Convene
Sarah O’Kelley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, UAB Department of Psychology; Director, Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic at UAB Civitan International Research Center – Sparks Clinics
8:15 am – 9:30 am Intersections of Identity and Mental Health in Autism
Mikle South, Ph.D.
Professor, Director, Emory Autism Center, Emory University School of Medicine
9:30 am – 9:45 am Break and Exhibits/Research Posters
9:45 am – 11:00 am Identifying and Advocating for Evidence-based Practices in the Education and Treatment of Autism
Russell Lang, Ph.D. BCBA-D, Professor of Special Education, Texas State University
11:00 am – 11:15  am Break and Exhibits/Research Posters
11:15 am – 12:30 pm Deafness and ASD: Considerations for Theory and Practice
Aaron Shield, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Miami University of Ohio
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
CARES Award Presentation
AAPN Scholarship Award Winner Presentation
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Practical Evidence-based Approaches to Support Appropriate Classroom Behavior
Russell Lang, Ph.D. BCBA-D,
Professor of Special Education, Texas State University
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Autism Spectrum, the Internet, and the Legal System: Understanding the Dangers
Lynda Geller, Ph.D.
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Break and Exhibits
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm Fearlessly Different: Our Differences Are Our Strengths
Mickey Rowe
4:30 pm Evaluations, Professional Approvals, Sign-in Sheets and Adjournment

*Learner objectives for the 22nd Annual Alabama Autism Conference can be found here