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Autism Conferences, Workshops, Awareness and Advocacy Events, Virtual Events

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April 2019

Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs – ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone

April 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - April 14, 2019 @ 4:30 pm EDT
Berklee College of Music, 921 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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The Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs (BIAESN) is delighted to announce the 2019 dates for its annual conference, ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone. The ABLE Assembly 2019 will be held April 12–14 at Berklee College of Music in Boston. The ABLE Assembly is an exceptional professional development opportunity in the field of arts education and special needs, bringing together educators, artists, researchers, policymakers, school administrators, program administrators, and students to share best practices, engage in hands-on experiences,…

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May 2019

AHA’s 2019 Spring Conference – Improving Communication Strategies for Individuals with Autism

May 4, 2019 @ 8:15 am - 4:15 pm EDT
The Viscardi Center, 201 I.U Willets Road
Albertson, NY 11507 United States
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This year at our annual Spring Conference AHA is proud to present: Improving Communication Strategies for Individuals with Autism, featuring keynote speaker Alexander “Alex” Plank. Alex is the creator of the website Wrong Planet and consultant to the television show The Bridge. Alex will present on Autism in the Media. Our other speakers include Jackie Bowen, Kate Cody, Dena Gassner, Gina Moravcik, Stephen Shore, Kate Trammell and Zosia Zaks presenting effective communication strategies for individuals, families and professionals in employment,…

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October 2019

Autism New Jersey 37th Annual Conference

October 17, 2019 - October 18, 2019
Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center, 777 Harrah's Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 United States
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With 81 workshop options, 100+ exhibitors, and opportunities for networking and support, you can truly create the conference experience that YOU need. With all content reviewed to be evidence-based and presented by leaders in the autism community, you can be confident that it will be a good use of your valuable time and resources. Here are some of the very different ways our 1,300+ participants craft their schedules: • Those who value our Transition Conference will find 4 times as…

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Unique People Services 28th Annual Gala

October 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm EDT
Marina del Rey Caterers, 1 Marina Drive
Bronx, 10465 United States
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  "A Celebration of Unique People" Registration and Details: Thursday, October 17, 2019 Marina del Rey Caterers 1 Marina Drive, Bronx, NY 10465 Cocktail Hour | 6:30PM-7:30PM     Dinner and Program | 7:30PM – 10:30PM Please RSVP by Friday, October 4, 2019

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Youth on the Autism Spectrum: Jobs, College and BEYOND

October 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Southern CT State University Adanti Center Ballroom, 345 Fitch St
New Haven, CT 06515 United States
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The morning will include a series of presentations on vocational options and college programs. After lunch a series of workshops will focus on transition to jobs/ vocational schools for students and supporters, one for students interested in college programs, another for parents interested in college.  Information on transition planning and programs as well as a final session on transition issues for the entire group.  The focus will be on practical  and helpful information and ways to access resources and supports and strategies for success.

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November 2019

YAI 2019 Hudson Valley Autism Conference

November 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am EST
Manhattanville College, Reid Castle, 2900 Purchase Street
Harrison, NY 10577 United States
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Join YAI for the 2019 Hudson Valley Autism Conference Hundreds of professionals in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), businesses that employ people on the spectrum, as well as people we support and their families, will be in attendance for an inspiring day of learning. Following this years conference please join us for a networking happy hour to connect with industry leaders who support employment for people with autism. This year's topic is Employment Success for People on the Spectrum For…

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AANE 2019 Rock ‘N’ Bowl for Autism

November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Farmingdale Lanes, 999 Conklin Street
Farmingdale, NY 11735 United States
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ROCK ‘N’ BOWL for Autism is an annual, family-friendly, fun-filled fundraising event. Now in its 11th year, the event draws more than 300 participants annually. Through sponsorship, ticket sales, raffles, and peer-to-peer fundraising, event participants have raised funds to help AHA provide services for individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, and the professionals who serve them. Now that AANE & AHA have joined forces, we are delighted this tradition continues.

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December 2019

Peter and the Starcatcher

December 6, 2019 - December 15, 2019
HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10013 United States

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a young orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair; along with discovering who you are and the bonds of friendship and love. The creative team at EPIC Players, a neuro-inclusive theater company, helms the this production and uses the stage to elevate…

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January 2020

NYTPS Education Conference on Creative Therapies – “Thinking Outside the Box”

January 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm EST
HIlton Long Island, 598 Broadhollow Road
Melville, NY 11747 United States
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  New York Therapy Placement Services, Inc is holding an Education Conference! This year’s focus is the utilization of music, play and art therapies in the treatment and education of those with developmental disabilities and on the autism spectrum. Through a series of interactive and informative presentations, given by leaders in the realm of creative therapies, participants will learn through experiential processes the potential advantages of incorporating these modalities into their sessions and daily practices; including, but not limited to,…

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March 2020

Supervising Employees with ADHD and Autism

March 6
Washburn Hall Auditorium, Lesley University, 10 Phillips Place
Cabridge, 02138 United States
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Practical strategies to reduce turnover, strengthen teamwork, and increase productivity For managers, HR professionals, supervisors, senior executives, and more expectations  ●  social and communication skills  ●  common challenges  ●  biases  ●  inclusion Gain insight into employees with ADHD and autism Explore practical strategies to: Enhance mutual respect Improve communication Leverage unique skills Learn from neurodiversity experts! Register Now:

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