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2016 Tidewater Autism Summit
8th Annual 


Mark Llobell
Virginia Autism Project

Melanie Miller
Virginia Autism Project Regional Director

Vania O’Keefe
Tidewater Autism Society of America

Amy Fatizzi


Saturday November 5, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

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The Festival Center and Shack at the Oceanfront 
712 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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Sponsorship Opportunities Available

In order to make the Autism Summit successful we need your help! As this event is free and open to all in our community we are requesting donations of money, gift cards or goods to help offset the costs associated with an event of this magnitude.  In exchange we offer mention of your company’s support on all TV, radio and press interviews as well as display of your provided company banner and web site inclusion.

If you have any questions, wish to contribute or need more information please contact:
Mark Llobell at 757-572-5412
You can contribute online at
Click on 'make a donation' and add a note that it is for the Tidewater Autism Summit.

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The 2016 Tidewater Autism Summit will take place 

November 5, 2016 11:00am-3:00pm
The Festival Center and Shack
712 Atlantic Avenue - Virginia Beach - Virginia - 23451

The 8th Annual Tidewater Autism Summit is sponsored by the Virginia Autism Project, in conjunction with leading Tidewater Autism Service providers.

The purpose of the event is:

To give autism service providers exposure in an event where they will be able to display and explain how their services benefit families on our autism community.

To provide an opportunity for families affected by autism in the community to interact with each other and learn of the service providers we have

To provide the Autism community the opportunity to voice our concerns to elected state and local leaders on issues that impact families with Autism. Such as the lack of private insurance coverage in the State of Virginia.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Pre-registration is available but not necessary.


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Schedule of Events

11:00am - 3:00pm
Open Floor
Explore the resource tables at your leisure

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Resource Providers will include:

Virginia Autism Project
Tidewater Autism Society of America
Service Dogs (SDWR)
Faith Inclusion Network
Support Servies of Virginia 

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Breakout Sessions

11:00 AM - Virginia Medicaid Waiver Information 

The Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia

12:00 PM - Guardianships and Special Needs Trusts

The Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia

Vendors / Resources
We still have Vendor / Resource tables available. If you are interested in having your organization represented at this great event please contact Virginia Autism Project at We provide a table and two chairs for each organization at no charge other than a gift donation of a raffle prize and a suggested donation of $25.00.


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This event is free and open to the public.
Guests and Vendors may register through the link below.
Vendors please denote your status by putting 'VENDOR' behind your name.
Guests are not required to pre-register, however it can speed up entry into the Summit.