Oklahoma Statewide Autism Conference

 

When You Can't Change the Direction of the Wind, Adjust Your Sails

 

Thank you for making the 11th annual conference a success!

For Families, Health Professionals, Educators, and Advocates

November 22-23, 2019
Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center
Midwest City, OK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda

Keynote Sessions

Challenging Behavior Management
Jacquelyn H. Fede, PhD
Amy C. Laurent, PhD, OTR/L

Autistic individuals often exhibit behaviors deemed to be problematic and challenging.   This two-part keynote will reframe our understanding of challenging behaviors by examining how emotional regulation ability influences an individual’s capacity to navigate their day, particularly when difficulties are encountered.  Factors influencing and means of supporting emotional regulation will be explored from both a first-person autistic perspective, as well as developmental perspective. 

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The Big Four:  A Novel Approach to Functional Assessment
Justin Leaf, PhD, BCBA-D

Current practice guidelines suggest that the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior should consist of conducting a functional behavior assessment following the onset of problem behavior. The purpose of this talk is to describe how functional assessment is conducted in a progressive behavior analytic approach. The speaker will outline how this approach will result in preventative treatment for individuals diagnosed with ASD.

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Making Your Learners Easy to Teach
Steve Ward, MA, BCBA

Instruction produces different results with different students.  Students learn at different rates, and while instruction sometimes yields meaningful relationships, it sometimes yields problem behavior.  We have long discussed preferred instructional strategies.  We should also discuss what the learner “brings to the table”.  The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires (Ward, 2008) assesses what a learner brings to the table.  These “learner repertoires” are subject to improvement if we focus upon them.

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Breakout Sessions

2 Mistakes and 1 Solution: Taking the Mystery Out of Special Needs Planning
Riley Carbone Kern, Attorney, Founder and Partner of Tallgrass Estate Planning, LLP
Laurel Ann Carbone Kern, Attorney, Founder and Partner of Tallgrass Estate Planning, LLP
Tim Powell, Attorney, Partner of Tallgrass Estate Planning, LLP

You have a loved one with a special need. Now what? Let's discuss the worst and best ways to promote their independence, protect their benefits, and preserve assets.

 

AAC and Challenging Behavior
Delayna Gary, M.S. CCC-SLP, ATP

Many individuals with autism demonstrate challenging behaviors, which can be due to frustration and decreased communication skills. This session will review the ABC’s of behavior as well as discuss how utilizing an AAC device can serve as a replacement to these challenging behaviors.

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Assessing and Teaching Good Learner Repertoires
Steve Ward, MA, BCBA

The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires (Ward, 2008) assesses the ease with which a student can be taught.  The results of this assessment can be used to identify target repertoires to make a student easier to teach.  In this session, we will practice scoring sample items from the Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires and will discuss how to target learner repertoires.

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Beyond High School:  Supported College Experiences for Students with Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disability, and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Kim Osmani, M.Ed., Facilitator
Julie Lackey, Founder, LeadLearnLive

Mindy Lingo, Program Coordinator for SoonerWorks
Kendra Williams-Diehm, PhD; Director, SoonerWorks
Justin Chase, B.A.,; RiverHawks Scholar Program

Panel participants will share information about inclusive college programs that provide a college experience for students with autism spectrum disorders, including those with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.  Students in these programs live on campus, take traditional college classes, and participate in work and other experiences that prepare them for competitive employment and independent living.

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Caregiver Coaching: A Framework for Building the Capacity of the Adults in the Lives of Children with ASD
M’Lisa Shelden, PT, PhD

This 90 minute interactive session will engage participants in understanding an evidence-based framework for using a coaching interaction style to build the capacity of parents, teachers, and other care providers to support individuals with autism within the context of everyday routines and activities. The presenter will share the characteristics of coaching practices and discuss strategies that can be used by all practitioners from a variety of backgrounds and settings.

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Collaborative Teams in Schools: Promoting Success Through Student-Centered Collaboration
Doni Albright, OTR/L
Lacey Anderson, M.S., CCC-SLP
Emily Boyett, M.A., CCC-SLP, ATP
Teri Martin, Special Education Teacher

Participants in this session will learn research-based information regarding collaborative teams in schools.  Presenters will promote discussion about potential barriers to the success of school collaboration efforts and will provide simple strategies to help you create collaboration opportunities with your school teams.

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Community Resources
Angela Donley, B.S., LEND Fellow
Kodey Toney, M.Ed.

Participants in this session will learn about different agencies, resources, and programs across the state that provide support to families and children with autism spectrum disorder.

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Earlier is Better: Getting Started with AAC
Delayna Gary, M.S. CCC-SLP, ATP

Despite an increasing number of individuals with autism using various AAC systems, many professionals aren’t sure where to start. This session will explore effective strategies for introduction and implementation of AAC devices as well as training for communication partners for young children in order to maximize their language exposure and development during the critical language acquisition period. 

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In the Weeds: What We Know about Cannabis and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Kelly Murray, PharmD, BCACP

In this presentation, Dr. Murray will discuss the science of marijuana and cannabidiol as well as the current benefits and harms we know about the drug in the general pediatric and adult populations. We will then explore the use of these products in patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder, uncovering ethical implications impacting providers, families and patients.

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Leveling UP!  Comprehensive support for emotional regulation
Amy C. Laurent, PhD, OTR/L
Jacquelyn H. Fede, PhD

This 2-part breakout session will introduce a comprehensive suite of emotional regulation supports developed by Autism Level UP!, a collaboration between an autistic developmental psychologist and a neurotypical developmental psychologist/occupational therapist.  Participants will have interactive opportunities to use the tools/strategies presented while considering an autistic individual in their lives.  Modifications for the supports will be discussed for individuals at a variety of developmental levels (e.g., students who are not yet communicating using words, those who are emerging language learners, and those who are conversational).

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Progressive ABA as it Relates to Individuals Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Recent Advancements in Research and Clinical Practice
Justin Leaf, PhD, BCBA-D

We will describe progressive ABA and provide rationales for both the substance and intent of ABA as a progressive scientific method for improving conditions of social relevance for individuals with ASD. We will provide the audience with data from recent studies on how Progressive ABA can be implemented to individuals diagnosed with ASD; as well as our findings in clinical practice. 

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Psychiatry’s Role in Autism Management: Medicaiton Do’s and Don’ts
Whitney Nall, MD

In this presentation, Dr. Nall will discuss psychiatric management of problematic behaviors and comorbid disorders associated with autism. This will include discussion about the evidence base and special considerations for psychotropic medications commonly prescribed to people with autism.

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Treatment Considerations for Adults on the Spectrum: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Virginia Burk, Psy.D.
Emily Sullivan, MS, CCC-SLP
Sonja Mangrum, MOT, OTR/L

This presentation will discuss important considerations in therapy (individual, occupational, and speech) with adults on the autism spectrum. The session focuses on how providers should consider approaching therapy, and also what individuals entering therapy may expect. This session will be beneficial for both potential clients and professionals.  

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“Why Can’t You Just Go Back to Masking?” : The Mental Health Implications of Faking “Normal”
Jacquelyn H. Fede, PhD

In terms of Autism, masking is broadly defined as any effort to suppress our different traits, behaviors and actions in order to appear more like neurotypical peers.  This presentation will blend current research findings with the autistic speaker’s personal experience to explore what it means to mask and ways to identify masking as well as associated mental health outcomes that stem from blending in to pass as “normal.”

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Writing Participation Based Outcomes for IFSPs and IEPs: Focusing on the Six “F-Words” for Childhood Disability – THE BASICS
M’Lisa Shelden, PT, PhD

Participants (ALL welcome) will engage in an applied learning session to learn about the CanChild Framework of Childhood Disability. Participants will practice identifying important information that leads to the development of participation-based outcomes that are meaningful in the lives of individuals with ASD. This session will use case-based instruction (as well as participants’ real-life experiences) to analyze and write outcomes that require evidence-based intervention.

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Continuing Education

Approved CEUs

Certified Behavior Analysts:  The Oklahoma Autism Network, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center has been authorized as a provider of Type II continuing education by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.  ACE Provider Number OP-18-2901.  -  6.0 CEU credits

Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Marital and Family Therapists: State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure. - 11.75 CEU credits

OKDHS-DDS: Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Services. - 11.75 CEU credits

Physical Therapists: Physical Therapy Committee, State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. - 11.75 CEU credits

Psychologists: Oklahoma Board of Examiners of Psychologists, The University of Oklahoma is an approved provider.  - 11.75 CEU credits

Social Workers:  Oklahoma Board of Licensed Social Workers, CE Provider number: 20190027.  - 11.75 CEU credits

Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists:  Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology - 11.75 CEU credits

  

Pending CEUs

Continuing education approval has been submitted the following boards for up to 11.75 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.

Occupational Therapists: Occupational Therapy Committee, State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision.  - application for approval was submitted to the licensing board in September.  We are waiting to hear back.

 

 

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

Director
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

 

 

 

 

2010
Jill Scott, MEd 
Special Ed teacher
Putnam City North High School

 

Diana Mobley2009
Diana Mobley, PhD

Licensed Psychologist
Private Practice

Family Scholarship Application

The family scholarships we had available have been awarded to families.  No further scholarships are available at this time. 

 

Location and Reservations

Conference Location

Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center
5750 Will Rogers Road
Midwest City, OK  73110

A room block has been secured. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The guest rate is $95 plus tax (single rate).

 

Reservation Deadline

The special room rate will be available until 5:00 pm on November 1, 2019 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Group Name:

Oklahoma Statewide Autism Conference 2019

Hotel Name:

Sheraton Midwest City Hotel

Hotel Address:

5750 Will Rogers Road

 

Midwest City, Oklahoma

 

73110

Registration by Phone:

1-800-325-3535

 Registration On-line:

Sheraton Midwest City Hotel Conference Rate Registration

 

Directions

http://www.sheratonmidwestcity.com/things-to-do-in-oklahoma-city

Presenters

Keynote Speakers

Amy C. Laurent, PhD, OTR/L
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Amy Laurent, Ph.D., OTR/L is a developmental psychologist and a registered pediatric occupational therapist. Currently in private practice, Amy specializes in the education of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related developmental disabilities. The majority of Amy’s work involves collaborating with and supporting early intervention teams, school teams, and families. Her consultative services focus on the creation of educational programs and environments that facilitate children’s active engagement and learning at home, in schools, and throughout their communities. The SCERTS Model, of which she is a coauthor, along with differentiated instruction and developmental theory guide her practice.

Amy is an adjunct faculty member for the Department of Psychology at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. She teaches courses focused on Developmental Psychology. Previously, she has served as an adjunct faculty member for the Communication Disorders Department at Emerson College and at the University of Rhode Island. In these roles, she developed graduate courses focused on preparing clinicians to meet the needs of children with autism, as well as the needs of their families.

Amy’s current research interests involve examining the relationship between characteristics of young children diagnosed with Autism and strategies used by parents to support them within the context of natural routines and play. Her publications focus on social communication and emotional regulation in individuals diagnosed with ASD. She frequently lectures and provides training throughout the United States and internationally on the SCERTS Model, and other topics related to therapeutic and educational intervention for children with ASD.

 

Jacquelyn H. Fede,  PhD
Developmental Psychologist, Program Evaluator

Jacquelyn Fede, PhD is a super fun, Autistic Self-Advocate, developmental psychologist and program evaluator.  Her research interests include immigration policy, autism, and community engagement.  She uses her experience to help educate others about autism through lecturing, blogging and consulting on evaluation projects.  A full scholarship Division 1 athlete in college, Dr. Fede continues to meet her sensory needs by seeking extreme physical activity.  She also enjoys the use of creativity and art for expression.  


Justin Leaf, PhD, BCBA-D
Director of Research, Autism Partnership Foundation

Dr. Justin Leaf is the Director of Research for the Autism Partnership Foundation. Justin received his master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science and his doctorate degree in Behavioral Psychology in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas. Justin worked directly under the mentorship of Dr. James Sherman and Dr. Jan Sheldon. Justin has over ten years of clinical and research experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.His research interests include looking at ways to improve social skills for children and adolescents with autism, developing friendships, comparing different teaching methodologies, and evaluating long term outcomes for children and adolescents diagnosed with autism. Justin has taught graduate level courses in applied behavior analysis and research methodologies. Additionally, Justin has published several articles in peer reviewed journals; has presented at national, state conferences, and invited events; and has consulted on research projects nationally and internationally. 


Steve Ward, MA, BCBA
Whole Child Consulting

Steve has been working in the field of Behavior Analysis since 1995, and is currently co-owner of Whole Child Consulting, LLC.

Steve has been consulting to individuals, teams, schools and companies around the world. As the consultant and Lead Behavior Analyst for a center school, Steve conducted functional assessments, wrote behavior plans, and trained staff to address a wide range of behaviors. He has also designed programming for a wide variety of repertoires, including verbal behavior, daily living skills, and academics, and a host of others.

Steve authored What You Need to Know about Motivation and Teaching Games: An In-depth Analysis, The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires, and Teaching Good Learner Repertoires, and Teaching Advanced Learner Repertoires.  These publications reflect Steve’s passion not only for what students learn, but also for the manner in which they learn it.  Steve specializes in teaching social behaviors, incorporating knowledge from a variety of perspectives and remaining at all times behavioral in his own perspective.

Other Distinguished Speakers
 

Virginia Burk, Psy.D.

Virginia is a licensed psychologist specializing with adults on the spectrum. She has been working specifically with adults on the spectrum since graduate school.  Dr. Burk is invested in making sure her sessions are collaborative, client-focused, and non-judgmental. Her goal is to listen to what the client wants to improve upon, and give them the skills to use, when they want to use them. Many of her sessions focus on building social skills, assisting with coping and emotional regulation, and helping strengthen independent living skills (when necessary). Dr. Burk also works with a variety of comorbid diagnoses that can coexist with autism spectrum disorder, such as anxiety, depression, attentional difficulties, and trauma. She attended Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for graduate school, and currently works at the Moore Autism Center providing evaluations and therapy for teens and adults. She’s also a giant nerd and loves it when her clients’ interests and hers intermingle.


Riley Carbone Kern, Attorney
Laurel Carbone Kern, Attorney


Riley and Laurel Carbone Kern are spouses, attorneys, and the founders of Tallgrass Estate Planning, LLP, a home-based, family-oriented law firm that focuses exclusively on estate planning. They have three children, Norah, Bruno, and Prairie, and a fluffy goldendoodle named Luna. Riley and Laurel started Tallgrass as a way to reach out to and work with people who are routinely overlooked by traditional law firms or who are hesitant to work with traditional firms. Their goal is to create an estate planning process that prioritizes hospitality, education, and inclusion.


Delayna Gary, M.S. CCC-SLP, ATP

Delayna is a speech language pathologist and assistive technology professional with extensive experience working with children and adults with autism and other complex communication needs. Delayna received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Central Oklahoma.  Since then, Delayna has worked in a variety of settings including the public schools, private practice, in homes, and as an AAC consultant. Delayna enjoys working closely with families to educate, train, and support implementation of AAC in all environments.


Sonja Mangrum, MOT, OTR/L

Sonja graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2004 with a Master’s in occupational therapy.  She began her career working at The Children’s Center in Bethany, OK and enjoyed working with children who had experienced traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, and other neurological conditions.  In 2007 she joined the team at Today’s Therapy Solutions and began a career focused on working with children and families of children with autism spectrum diagnoses.  In that time, she worked in home and clinic based services as well as school-based services.  She also served on training teams with Project PEAK, University Continuing Education, and the Oklahoma STAR program through University of Oklahoma to provide statewide trainings to educators, para-educators, therapists, and families on various continuing education topics related to autism, sensory processing, developmental disabilities, and team collaboration.  In 2015, Sonja’s career path shifted toward that of education.  She became the program director for the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Brown Mackie College in Oklahoma City. In 2018, she moved back into the clinic and is currently the Occupational Therapy Director at Moore Autism Center.  Sonja has been a fieldwork educator for the University of Oklahoma since 2005 and enjoys mentoring and teaching OT students about practical and evidence based practice.  Sonja is married and has three children who keep her very busy.  In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, embroidery, and other crafts.


Tim Powell, Attorney

Tim Powell is an Attorney and Partner at Tallgrass. He and his wife, Erin, have one daughter, Gracie. Tim joined Tallgrass' Tulsa team in 2017. His straightforward and educational approach helps make estate planning accessible to everyone.


Emily Sullivan, MS, CCC-SLP

Emily is a licensed Speech- Language Pathologist who has been in practice since graduating with her Master’s in Speech Pathology from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2009.  Upon graduating, Emily completed her Clinical Fellowship year at a private practice that promoted the Greenspan Floor Time Approach and autism based services.  It was there that Emily developed a passion for working with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In 2018, Emily became part of the faculty at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders where she teaches classes on Autism Spectrum Disorder, Articulation Disorder, and Foundations to Speech Pathology, as well as providing clinical supervision to graduate clinicians.  Emily has worked in a variety of settings including the public school system, skilled nursing facility and additional private practice work.  In her spare time, Emily volunteers for Autism Oklahoma, a non-profit organization, where she is on the committee for the annual Piecewalk Fundraiser.  She is also the leader of the Heroes Team of Autism Edmond, a support group for adults over the age of 25 who have a diagnosis of ASD.

Emily has experience in evaluation and treatment of the following:  receptive/ expressive language, articulation, apraxia, augmentative-alternative communication (AAC) devices, dysphagia/swallow function, aphasia, dysarthria, fluency, voice, and cognitive rehabilitation for neurogenic communication disorders such as traumatic brain injury and stroke.  Emily has experience in hosting social skills groups for both children and adults.  Emily is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  


Other speaker details coming soon!

 

Registration

Registration Opens August 2019

 

Registration Fees

 

Family Member /
Individual with ASD*

Professional/
Educator

Student
(Student ID Required)

Early Registration (Aug 12 - Sept 20, 2019)

$109 or $168/couple

$169

$109

Standard Registration (Sept 21 - Nov 8, 2019)

$139 or $228/couple

$199

$139

Late/On-Site Registration (Nov 9 - 23, 2019)

$169 or $288/couple

$229

$169

* Family Members / Individuals with Autism are family members of individuals with ASD or individuals with autism.  Those who register as Family Members / Individuals with Autism are not eligible for continuing education credit.  To receive continuing education credit, participants must register as a Professional/Educator.

 

How to Register

  • Mail completed form and payment to: OUHSC-Oklahoma Autism Network, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center,
    College of Allied Health, 1200 N. Stonewall Avenue, Room 1140, Oklahoma City, OK, 73117, or
  • Fax or mail completed registration form with copy of Purchase Order to 405.271.2630, or
  • To pay with a credit card visit our MarketPlace site.

Print a registration form

 

Terms and Conditions

Check:   Make check payable to OUHSC-Oklahoma Autism Network and mail registration fees by  to:

Oklahoma Autism Network, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
College of Allied Health
1200 N. Stonewall Avenue, Room 1140
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

To receive the early registration rate, payment must be postmarked by September 20, 2019.
To receive the standard registration rate, payment must be postmarked by November 8, 2019.
All other registrations will be at the late/onsite registration rate .

Registration is not complete until payment is received.

 

Purchase Order:  Make purchase order payable to OUHSC-Oklahoma Autism Network.  Fax or mail completed registration form with copy of Purchase Order to:

Oklahoma Autism Network, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
College of Allied Health
1200 N. Stonewall Avenue, Room 1140
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Fax:  405.271.2630

To receive the early registration rate, payment must be postmarked by September 20, 2019.
To receive the standard registration rate, payment must be postmarked by November 8, 2019.
All other registrations will be at the late/onsite registration rate.

Registration is not complete until purchase order is received.

 

Refund Information:  All cancellations must be submitted in writing and postmarked no later than November 8, 2019.   A $30 administration fee will be applied to all cancellations regardless of payment type.

Send cancellation request by Email to okautism@ouhsc.edu or mail to:

Oklahoma Autism Network, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
College of Allied Health
1200 N. Stonewall Avenue Rm 1140
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Substitutions are allowed.  A request must be submitted in writing or on-site at the registration area.  Substitutes must complete a registration form. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Autism Network at (405) 271-7476 or okautism@ouhsc.edu.

 

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

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.

 

SPONSORHIP LEVEL AND EXHIBITOR COMPARISON

Sponsorship Level and Exhibitor Comparison

* 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 $300. The nonprofit rate is $150.

 

CONFERENCE SPONSORS

PLATINUM

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

The Lee Mitchener Tolbert Center for Developmental Disabilities was founded in 1995 for the purpose of disseminating information, expanding knowledge, and promoting "best practice" service delivery to enhance the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families. The Center was named in honor of Lee Mitchener Tolbert, a young man with a developmental disability, and his many accomplishments.

 

SILVER

Therapy and Beyond
www.therapyandbeyond.com

Greenhouse Pediatric Therapy
https://www.greenhousepeds.com/


BRONZE

CLASS Oklahoma
www.classoklahoma.com

Moore Autism Center
www.mooreautismcenter.com

Oklahoma ABLE Tech
https://www.okabletech.org/

Dale Rogers Training Center, Inc
https://www.drtc.org/

Volunteer Opportunities

All our volunteer positions have been filled.  We hope to see you next year! 

Why Volunteer

  • Interact and network with families, professionals, local and national presenters
  • A few hours of service contributes significantly to the success of the conference
  • Receive free registration to attend one day of the conference

 

Who Is Eligible

  • Family members, students, and professionals
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

 

What are the Terms

  • Volunteers will work one day and be able to attend the conference sessions on the other day with no registration fee
  • Volunteers will be assigned to a specific volunteer position
  • Volunteers are responsible for other expenses such as travel / lodging, meals, personal belongings, etc.
  • Volunteers will be selected on the basis of their application as there are a very limited number of volunteer positions available
  • Volunteers are required to attend a mandatory orientation meeting the evening of November 21, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Reed Conference Center Midwest City, OK conference site
  • Applications will be accepted until November 8, 2019
  • Volunteer applicants should not complete the conference registration form
  • Applicants will be notified upon receipt of their application if they have been selected for a volunteer position

 

Project 613 Funds

Project 613 Funds

This project is intended to increase participation in OSDE sponsored events/training/conferences as well as those that would benefit special education teachers and district staff in improving outcomes for students with disabilities.
 

Registration, 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 the Grants Management System. 

For questions, please contact: Nathan Goad or Felicia Denton by

Email: Nathan.Goad@sde.ok.gov or Felica.Denton@sde.ok.gov

Phone: Nathan-405-522-5035 or Felicia-405-522-9562