The 30th Annual Autism Conference Managing a Changing World

Join Autism Connections and agency and education professionals, families, individuals with autism, and exhibitors at the 30th Annual Autism Conference on April 29, 2021 on virtual platform SOCIO. The conference will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the Exhibitor Showcase. Presentations begin at 9:00 a.m. and the conference concludes at 4:00 p.m. Educator, writer, and global…

Sensory Parenting

Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Britt Collins, MS, OTR/L graduated from Colorado State University over 14 years ago and since then has worked tirelessly on OT and Sensory Integration awareness, research and application.  Britt has worked in a variety of settings including pediatric hospital inpatient, ICU, rehabilitation, outpatient clinics, homes, schools and skilled nursing facilities.  She is a…

Understanding Decisional Capacities of Older Adults

Capacity assessments of older adults is steeped in the fundamental tensions between two core ethical principles: autonomy (self-determination) and protection (beneficence). APS caseworkers must often consider the impact of cognitive functioning on a person’s risk for elder abuse, exploitation, and neglect. In this webinar, Dr. Sheri Gibson will address the very complex topic of decisional…

Lunch and Learn: Continuing to Lead the Way in Virginia Public Schools with Positive Practices in Distance Learning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presenters: Teresa Cogar & Lauren Vetere – Join us to explore a new tool developed by VCU-ACE staff to assist educators in Virginia to continue to lead the way in evidence-based practice in distance learning for students with ASD. This tool is divided into sections to address evidence-based practices in autism in the virtual setting.…

The Autistic Brain with Dr. Temple Grandin

Dr. Temple Grandin, a world-renowned autism spokesperson, scientist, and inventor, has served as an inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. In this unique presentation, Temple eloquently and candidly describes the challenges she has faced and offers glimpses into her own childhood, with ideas on how others dealing…

Lunch and Learn: Women on the Spectrum: The Gender Voyage

Presenter: Brigid Rankowski – Brigid Rankowski (she/her, they/them) is an artist, educator, and advocate living in Maine. Brigid participates on multiple boards emphasizing disability issues and artistic expressions. They are the founder of The Way We Move, a social circus promoting the circus arts for marginalized communities. Brigid trained with Cirque du Monde, the Cirque…