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The 2024 Oklahoma Autism Conference is scheduled for November 7-8th!

This year's conference will be at the Edmond Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2833 Conference Drive, Edmond, OK 73034. 

2023 Oklahoma Autism Conference


The Oklahoma Autism Network was proud to be host the 2023 Oklahoma Autism Conference on October 12-13th at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Norman, Oklahoma. The theme this year was " Educate. Advocate. Inspire." We chose this focus to highlight the role we all have to support, learn from, and grow with autistic individuals and their families.

Sessions available for autistic individuals, families, school and clinic-based providers, as well as exhibitors and resources for Oklahomans.  Session handouts are located below in the blue table.

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Event Refund & Cancellation Policy

Cancellation, No-Show, & Refund Policy
Cancellations received prior to the event on close of business on Thursday, October 2nd will be accepted and a full refund will be issued. There will be no refunds for cancellation after that date or for non-attendance at the event. If registration fees are not paid prior to the cancellation or no-show, the participant will be billed.
Cancellations must be received in writing by mail or email to or Telephone cancellations are not accepted.

Additional Conference Information Below


Registration is now closed. 

The earlybird registration discount for providers and educators is good through August 30, 2023.  

Please note:  CEUs will only be available for those registered as provider/educator.

If you have any future recommendations or concerns about this conference, please contact




We are thrilled to bring you these great speakers!

Thursday, October 12, 2023

General Sessions will be presented by Mickey Rowe.

Breakout sessions include presentations by Mickey Rowe, Dr. Bonnie McBride, Craig Johnson, Kerri Stephens, Samantha Basave, Ahmed Hussan, Lori Chesnut, Beth Lane, Mary Elizabeth Young, McKenna Webb, Dr. Amber Davis, and Aietah Stephens!


Friday, October 13, 2023

General Sessions will be presented by David Flood.

Breakout sessions include presentations by David Flood, Marisa Singletary, Dr. Joshua Hawkins, Wanda Felty, Abigail Hann, Dr. Jaye Capretto, Caitlyn Bullard, Dr. Megan Roberts, Dr. Ashley Hobson, Deidra Edwards, Natasha McDaniels, and Cassie McQuilling!

Family Scholarships

We are sorry.  Family scholarship applications have closed. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you to our generous sponsors and exhibitors!



Continuing Education

Center for Early Childhood Professional Development - pending

Occupational Therapy Committee, State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision - approved, waiting on information about contact hours

Physical Therapy Committee, State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision - approved, waiting on information about contact hours

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

OKDHS-DDS: Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Services - pending

Social Workers: See the registration desk for appropriate forms for your records.

Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology - Up to 8.5 contact hours depending upon total number of sessions attended.

Oklahoma Licensed Behavior Analyst Board - approved, waiting on information about contact hours 


T-Shirt Sales

The 2023 Conference T-shirt is Here!

The 2023 OK Autism Conference T-Shirt is Here!

Sizes Small-XLarge are $25.00 each, 2XL-3XL are $27.00 each.  You can pick up your t-shirt at the conference or we can mail it to you.  

Click here to order!

Request for Accommodations During Event

We want to make sure our guests and speakers are comfortable and make appropriate accommodations for their participation.  If you need accommodations, would you please complete this confidential form?  


Conference PowerPoint Presentations and Handouts

Conference PowerPoint presentations and handouts will be available here beginning late Wednesday afternoon or as soon as they are made available to us.  

Thursday, 10/12/2023 Session Handouts and Presentations

Sibshops:  Celebrating the Many Contributions Made by Brothers and Sisters of Loved Ones with Disabilities

Universal Design: A Deep Dive into Best Practices for Accessibility

Legal Issues for Families with Special Needs Individuals

Alternate Diploma: A New Graduation Pathway

Sexual Health Education Promotes Autistic Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing

Successful Toilet Training for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Sooner SUCCESS:  Helping Families and Providers Navigate a Complex System

The Building Blocks of Working with PreVerbal Children:  Where to Start When You Don't Know Where to Start


Friday, 10/13/2023 Session Handouts and Presentations

The Spectrum of Autism Across the Lifespan: Reflections from an Autistic Adult and Parent of an Adult with Autism

Pre-ETS and Peer Mentoring

Sensory Skill Building

Navigating the Diagnosis of Autism: Resources in Oklahoma

Translating Lingo to Improve Collaboration in the Classroom

Let's Play! The Importance of Play for Motor and Social Development in Autistic Youth

Let's Play Breakout Session Handout

Oklahoma AbleTech: Assistive Technology Programs and Services

The "Problem" Child: Suspensions, Appeals Process, and How to Advocate for Behavior Interventions

New Opportunities for Autistic Students at the University of Oklahoma

OU Spark 360 Information

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Complaint Policy

If you have any concerns or complaints about this conference, please contact Michele DeBerry at 405-271-2131, ext 47123 or