Oklahoma Statewide Autism Conference


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 Oklahoma’s ninth annual conference on Autism Spectrum Disorder 
For Families, Health Professionals, Educators, and Advocates

Embassy Suites Norman - Hotel & Conference Center
December 7, 2017 

To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.   Dr. Seuss


Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism  
(based on Barry’s new book)


Successful Inclusion for Students with Autism



Kari Dunn Buron, MS
Autism Education Specialist

Ain’t Just Misbehavin’

Over the past 15 years, there have been unprecedented advances in neuroscience related to the development of social behavior and emotional regulation.  These advances include information about social awareness, social attention, self-awareness, self-management and self-control.  This new research not only documents that these skills are necessary for successful social interactions, but that they are developmental skills that can be taught. 

This presentation will challenge participants to consider how they think about complex behaviors in the educational setting and how they make decisions about programming for the person who exhibits challenging or confusing behavior.   The speaker will present strategies that parents and educators can easily use to begin this process of teaching social cognition.  The information in this presentation should be a part of every team discussion for all students who exhibit upsetting, confusing, challenging or even violent behavior.

To view the agenda, visit our past conferences pages

Continuing Education

Continuing education approval will be applied for with the following boards for up to 6.0 hours of CEU credit.  All attendees will need to retain a copy of their certificate of attendance in the event of an audit.  Certificates of Attendance are available to Professional / Educator registrants only.

Certified Behavior Analysts: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma Autism Network is an approved BACB Type 2 Continuing Education provider, ACE Provider Number OP-10-2052.

Licensed Behavioral Practitioners: North American Association of Masters in Psychology. 

Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Marital and Family Therapists: State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure. 

Occupational Therapists: Occupational Therapy Committee, State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. 

OKDHS-DDS Supervisors / Staff / Provider Agency Staff: Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Services. 

Physical Therapists: Physical Therapy Committee, State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision.

Psychologists: Oklahoma Board of Examiners of Psychologists, The University of Oklahoma is an approved provider. 

Social Workers: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma Autism Network is an approved CE Provider by the Oklahoma Board of Licensed Social Workers, CE Provider number: 20170027.

Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists: Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Excellence in Autism Award

Jan Moss2014 
Jan Moss

Private Consultant
Freelance Consultancy & Training

Former Director of Leadership and Advocacy
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Best Practices
OU Health Sciences Center



Gary Albright2013
Gary Albright

Employment Specialist II
Autism Spectrum Disorder Transition Services Pilot & Transitional Work Adjustment Instructor
Goodwill Industries of Tulsa



Jim Nicholson2012
Jim Nicholson

Developmental Disabilities Services
Oklahoma Department of Human Services





Mansur Choudry2011
Mansur Choudry, BSc Engg, MBA, Med, BCBA

Director of Autism Behavioral Education Lab (ABEL)
Special Care





Jill Scott, MEd 
Special Ed teacher
Putnam City North High School


Diana Mobley2009
Diana Mobley, PhD

Licensed Psychologist
Private Practice

Family Scholarship Application


Location and Reservations



Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP










Kari Dunn Buron, MS
Autism Education Specialist

Kari taught in the K-12 public school system with students on the autism spectrum for 30+ years and was a founding member of the MN Autism Project.  She developed an Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate program for educators at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN and is on the Advisory Board for the Autism Society of Trinidad and Tobago; Life College in MN and the Autism Society of MN.   In 2003, Kari received a Self-designed Fellowship that allowed her to spend a year interviewing and working internationally with a number of scientists and researchers in the area of Neuroscience, Social Cognition, Education and Autism with a focus on challenging behaviors.  Kari has presented her work both nationally and internationally and in 2012, she was inducted into the Illinois State University Department of Education Hall of Fame.

Kari is the co-author of The Incredible 5-Point Scale (Revised Edition) and Social Behavior and Self-Management.  She is the author of When My Worries Get Too Big,  (Revised Edition and winner of the 2013 Mom’s Choice Award),  Adalyn’s ClareA 5 Could Make Me Lose Control and A 5 is Against the Law! (2008 ASA literary award winner).  Kari is the co-editor of a textbook for educators titled Learners on the Autism Spectrum: Preparing Highly Qualified Educators (2009 ASA literary award winner) Her most recent project is The Social Times Curriculum, a curriculum for teachers working with students who struggle with social understanding and challenging behavior.

To view the presenters, visit our past conferences pages


Registration opens August 15, 2017



Family Member/
Individual with ASD*


(Student ID Required)

Early Registration  (Aug 15 - Sept 30, 2017)

$79 or $128/couple



Registration (Oct 1 - Nov 15, 2017)

$99 or $148/couple



Late/On-Site Registration (Nov 16 - Dec 7, 2017)

$119 or $168/couple




School Personnel - Substitute and Travel Reimbursement

Registration opens August 15, 2017

Substitute and travel reimbursement is available through the OSDE-SES's Project 613.  In order to take advantage of this opportunity, districts will need to obtain preapproval by submitting a request via email to your Compliance, Data, and Finance Specialist.  Please use "Project 613" in the subject line and provide the following details:

  1. Names and title of staff members attending
  2. Dates of attendance
  3. Estimated total cost

Additional instructions will be sent after approval.  For questions, please contact: 

Carole Tomlin by
Email:  carole.tomlin@sde.ok.gov
Phone:  405-521-2335

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

The Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities Packet  available August 15, 2017


If you would like to reach the largest autism audience ever assembled in the state to share information about your company's products and services, download a Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities Packet (all sponsorship levels include exhibit space) and read the many ways to reach conference participants.

Exhibit space is limited and reserved on a first-come, first served basis. To purchase an exhibit space by credit card, visit our MarketPlace site. Sponsors do not need to purchase an exhibit space as it is included in the sponsorship benefits.

For general questions and information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Oklahoma Autism Network at okautism@ouhsc.edu or call toll-free 877.228.8476.



* Sponsorship link on the conference website for 6 months (3 months before/3 month after)
** Pending approval by conference committee
*** The standard rate for an exhibit booth is $200. The nonprofit rate is $150, and the exhibit application must include 501(c)(3) certificate or equivalent



Tolbert Center for Developmental Disabilities, College of Allied Health, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center



Shadow Mountain Behavioral Health Systems



Cornerstone Behavioral Health and Pediatric Therapies, Inc.

Full Circle Developmental Center

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services

Therapy and Beyond



ABA-OK Consulting, LLC

Camp Grey Squirrel

Center for Language and Autism Support Services

Moore Autism Center, PC

Stefanie Olson Young Living Distributer


The Thorn Bush

Today's Consulting Solutions

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer applications available August 15, 2017.