Inform, Influence, Innovate Together
April 21st – 24th, 2020
The Autism Societies of Greater Wisconsin and Minnesota are pleased to announce a second year of partnership in combining both the Wisconsin and Minnesota annual state autism conferences to a virtual event in 2021. The virtual conference, “Inform, Influence, Innovate Together,” will be held online April 21-24, 2021, and will feature dozens of livestream breakout sessions, virtual exhibit booths, an autism resources bookstore, and Temple Grandin as a keynote speaker.
Call for Submissions
The Call for Submissions to present a breakout session during the 2021 virtual autism conference is open. Breakout sessions will provide a wide range of information for participants at all levels, including those who are new to autism and those who have years of experience.
Suggested topics include but are not limited to:
- Positive behavior supports
- Strategies for parents and educators
- Managing behaviors
- LGBTQIA/gender identity
- Early intervention
- Mental health
- Current research
- Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
- Emotion regulation
- Sensory integration
- Social skills
- Complex or multiple disabilities
- Non-speaking communication or AAC
- Racial or cultural diversity intersections
- Aging and autism
The Autism Societies of Greater Wisconsin and Minnesota are seeking contributions to reflect the diversity of community members, recognizing the importance of representation and creating a platform for voices that historically have not been heard.
Breakout sessions take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 22nd-24th, 2021, lasting one hour each. We are not able to offer an honorarium or cover expenses for any presenters. Participants attending appreciate clear topic descriptions of what your session will look like. If selected, your presentation must coincide with the description provided in your proposal.
Call for Submissions proposals are due Nov. 13, 2020. The 2021 Wisconsin/Minnesota Autism Conference Education Committee will evaluate proposals and those submitting proposals will be contacted in December regarding the status of their Call for Submissions.
Friday, April 23, 2020
In this special presentation backed by personal experience and evidence-based research, Dr. Temple Grandin will provide a look into her personal experiences; intervention, problems with sensory and over-sensitivity. She will also discuss the thinking process, the importance of developing strengths as well as the importance of work skills. Take away practical tips for parenting, teaching and learning from the individuals with autism in your life.