Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Mill Conference Center

Starkville, Mississippi

When:

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NETWORKING RECEPTION

Wednesday, August 29, 2019

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

CONFERENCE

Thursday, August 29, 2019

8:30 am - 4:00 pm


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Where:

The Mill
600 Russell Street
Starkville, MS 39759


 
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Contact

Mickey Alford
Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities
(601) 969-0601
mickey@msccd.org 


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The importance of transitions for those with autism cannot be stressed enough and doesn't happen overnight. The objective of this conference is to provide parents, advocates, professionals, and people with autism the opportunity to learn about resources and evidence-based best practices regarding planning and executing successful transitions.

Featured Speaker - Dr. Temple Grandin


Dr. Grandin was diagnosed with autism as a young child and did not speak until she was three and a half years old. Thanks to a mother who refused to give up, she was able to overcome many of her early challenges. Dr. Grandin became a prominent author and speaker on both autism and animal behavior. Today she is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She also has a successful career consulting on both livestock handling equipment design and animal welfare. She has been featured on many national television and radio programs and has a 2010 TED talk. Articles about Dr. Grandin have appeared in Time Magazine, New York Times, Discover Magazine, Forbes and USA Today. HBO made an Emmy Award winning movie about her life and she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016.

Read more about Dr. Grandin here

Conference, Thursday, August 29, 2019

The conference will also include:

  •  Breakout sessions on behavior, social skills, communication, and sexuality
  •  Q&A panel with speakers
  •  Opportunities to network with speakers, providers, professionals and family members

Registration Fee

April 1 - July 31 - $100

August 1 - August 15 - $125

August 16 - August 29 - $150

Students $50 (must show student ID)

VIEW THE CONFERENCE AGENDA HERE

PRINTABLE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM (coming soon)

Pre-Conference Workshop, Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Registration Fee $50

Students $25 (must show student ID)

VIEW THE PRE-CONFERENCE AGENDA HERE

PRINTABLE PRE-CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM (coming soon)


Networking Reception, Wednesday, August 28, 2019
  (this event is open to anyone attending the pre-conference or conference)

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Networking Reception with light hors d' oeuvres, cash bar, visit exhibitors and conference pre-registration
 

Note: attendance scholarships are available for parents/guardians of and/or persons with autism. You may request a scholarship when registering online. Check "pay at door" as your form of payment. You will be notified via email when your request has been approved. 

Cancellation: The registration fee for this event is forfeited if attendance is cancelled. You may send a substitute. As a courtesy to the planners, written notice of your intent not to attend or to send a substitute is appreciated by 8/15/19. That notice can be made by e-mail to mickey@msccd.org. 

For registration information contact Mickey Alford
at call 601-969-0601 or mickey@msccd.org 
 
Planning forms are being submitted for review for the following disciplines: DMH Mental Health Therapist, DMH Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist, Licensed DMH Administrator, DMH Community Support Specialist, Nursing Home Administrator, Social Worker, University/Education CEU's and School Executive Management Institute (SEMI) credits. Attendence Certificates may be Requested.