21st Annual Alabama Autism Conference
Effective Strategies to Support ASD: Transferring Research to Practice
February 25, 2022 | In-person and Online | Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, AL
|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||Making Evidence-Based Autism Practices work in Public Service Systems: Does this have to be so hard?
Aubyn C. Stahmer, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UC Davis Health
|9:30 am – 9:45 am||Break and Exhibits/Research Posters|
|9:45 am – 11:00 am||Elevated Suicide Risk Among Individuals on the Autism Spectrum: Moving from Awareness to Action
Brenna Maddox, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UNC School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
|11:00 am – 11:15 am||Break and Exhibits/Research Posters|
|11:15 am – 12:30 pm||“Why are you Offering this to Them, But Not to Us?”: Disparities in Access to Services for Black Autistic Youth
Jamie Pearson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, NC State University, College of Education
|12:30 pm – 1:30 pm||Lunch
CARES Award Presentation
AAPN Scholarship Award Winner Presentation
|1:30 pm – 2:45 pm||Healthy Relationships, Safety, and Sexuality Education for Autistic Students
Eileen Crehan, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor, Tufts University
|2:45 pm – 3:15 pm||Break and Exhibits|
|3:15 pm – 4:30 pm||The Black Side of Autism
Marie Davis-Pierre, LMHC
Founder and CEO, Autism in Black Inc.
|4:30 pm||Evaluations, Professional Approvals, Sign-in Sheets and Adjournment|