National Conference 2013

By Autism Speaks President Liz Feld:  For hundreds of autism advocates, last week marked the launch of a 2014 policy agenda that will provide meaningful benefit to the entire autism community.  Over 200 volunteer leaders from classrooms, boardrooms, small towns, big cities, and service More...
This is a blog post by Chris Childers, single dad of three (one with ASD). Chris is engaged to be married to a single mother of three (one with ASD). He is striving to expand his knowledge of treatments and programs available to improve his ability to advocate for his children to ensure they can More...
Posted by Autism Speaks Vice President for Clinical Programs Clara Lajonchere. Dr. Lajonchere was the chair of the organizing committee for Autism Speaks’ 2013 National Conference for Families and Professionals, held in Columbus, Ohio, this past weekend.   Even while I’m recovering More...
This is a blog by Marianne Sullivan, Managing Director, Regional Programs and Services in the West at Autism Speaks. Marianne is the mother of a 21-year-old adult with autism. She spoke on a panel at the 2nd Annual National Conference this past weekend in Columbus.  It has always been More...
Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 08:44
  Autism Speaks and its educational partners wrapped up their second National Conference for Families and Professionals in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend. Attendees included more than 400 parents, healthcare providers, educators and individuals affected by autism. They shared information and More...
Kameena Ballard-Dawkins, parent of daughter with ASD and ATN/AIR- Family Advisory Committee from the Autism Speaks ATN center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, speaks about her role as a parent partner. Janet Seide is the parent of 17 year old with ASD and represents the ATN/AIR-P Family More...
  In this video blog from Autism Speaks 2013 National Conference, conference speaker Jennifer Bass discusses tips for developing a nutritional feeding plan for children with autism. A clinical psychologist, Dr. Bass is with the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related More...
    In this video blog from Autism Speaks National Conference for Families and Professionals, developmental psychologist Julie Lounds Taylor discusses strategies for fostering a successful transition to adulthood for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Taylor is a researcher More...
    In this video blog from Autism Speaks 2013 National Conference, clinical psychologist Jacquie Wynn provides tips for families trying to manage challenging behaviors associated with autism. A featured speaker at the national conference, Dr. Wynn is the director of the Center for More...
Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 09:00
  On Saturday, pediatrician Paul Carbone opened the second day of Autism Speaks' national conference with insights into how families and doctors can create a better system for delivering family-based care for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). “For me, this is a More...