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

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 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

*Learner objectives for the 21st Annual Alabama Autism Conference can be found here