Annual Autism Conference

Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: La Salle University, Union Building
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

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The conference this year will focus on promoting successful transitions, beginning in early intervention, transition planning through high school, and challenges through early adulthood. We are offering workshops that highlight innovative best practices that help people diagnosed on the autism spectrum and their supports realize an optimal quality of life. We have an excellent keynote speaker, self-advocate Kerry Magro, as well as a wonderful afternoon plenary led by self-advocate Ari Ne’eman. The day will be kicked off by special guest speaker, Dr. James Connell, the esteemed autism researcher and clinician.

Conference Schedule:
8-9am Registration, Vendors, Networking, and Resources Union Lobby
9-9:30am Opening Remarks
Special Guest Speaker: Dr. James Connell, D-BCBA, Renowned ASD Researcher/Clinician
Dan Rodden Theater
9:30-10:45am Keynote Session
Speaker: Kerry Magro, Award-winning Disability Advocate
Dan Rodden Theater
10:45-11am Vendors, Networking, and Resources Union Lobby
11-12:15pm Workshops Olney Hall
12:15-12:30pm Vendors, Networking, and Resources Union Lobby
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
Autism: A Poster Presentation
Moderator: Dr. Carole Patrylo, Conference co-chair
1:30-1:45pm Vendors, Networking, and Resources Union Lobby
1:45-3:00pm Afternoon Plenary
Speaker: Ari Ne’eman, Founder of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Dan Rodden Theater
Panel Discussion: Transitioning to Adulthood with Moderate-Severe ASD Needs
Moderator: Dr. Eric Mitchell, Conference co-chair
Olney 101
3:00pm CE Credits Union Lobby

Continuing Education Credits
CORA Services is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. CORA Services maintains responsibility for the program and its content. The PA Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors has approved the credit hours for this conference.

Certificates of attendance will be awarded to participants who attend the entire workshop and complete the evaluation form. Partial credits will not be awarded. Late arrival or early departure will preclude awarding of CE credits. Provided by Co-Sponsor CORA Services.

Psychology Credits - 5.0 credits
SW, MFT & PC - 5.0 credits

ACT 48 Credits - Provided By Elwyn
Individuals applying for professional credits must include the PPID # from the PA Department of Education on the application form. This is your seven digit Teaching Certification number.

For questions regarding professional credits, please contact Dr. Michael Sude at

Scholarship Information
Limited scholarships are available for self-advocates and parents/guardians of individuals on the spectrum who cannot afford the registration fee! To submit a request for scholarship, send an email to

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Attendee Pricing:

Registration fee includes:
• A light breakfast
• A delicious lunch
• Act 48, SW, MFT, PC, and Psychology credits offered
• Interactive and varied workshops
• Autism resources and exhibits
• Free parking

Registration Fee: $75
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