April 17, 2024 | 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Kansas Association of School Boards
1420 SW Arrowhead Rd., Topeka, KS 66604

Thank you so much to everyone who registered for this exciting day. This conference is sold out.

Join Easterseals Midwest and CareSource for a day of growing our understanding of autism. This conference is for professionals within the disability field, teachers, caregivers, or anyone looking to learn more about autism. Registration is required for this event.

Cost for Attendees:
$89 per person
$75 per person for groups of four or more
Complimentary Lunch: Click here to view the complimentary lunch menu.
Cancellations: If you must cancel your registration, please notify Casey Melancon at casey.melancon@esmw.org in writing by April 3, 2024 to receive a refund. No refunds will be made after April 3. Registrations may be transferred to another individual.


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Registration

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM | Welcome Address

9:10 AM - 10:15 AM | Keynote Speaker
Common Co-Occurring Medical and Psychiatric Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorder with Kristin Sohl, MD, FAAP
This presentation will cover the common medical and psychiatric conditions that often co-occur with Autism Spectrum Disorder, explaining more about these conditions and offering resources to learn more.

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM | Break

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM | Session 1
Sensory Friendly Spaces for Home, School, and Community with
Kelley Pujol, M. Ed., M.M., MT-BC
This session will discuss sensory needs from a brain-based perspective and effective sensory environments. Attendees will get hands-on interaction with sensory experiences and materials during the session.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Complimentary Lunch

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM | Session 2
Common Solutions to Barriers to Learning  with Megan Tregnago, M. Ed., MHA, BCBA, LBA
This session is meant for professionals and caregivers looking to learn more about common barriers to learning, such as limited interests, inattention to tasks, insistence on routines, difficulty with transitions, and other common behavioral problems. Participants will walk away with simple solutions for helping individuals overcome these barriers and be more successful learners.

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Session 3
Social and Communication Skills for Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Workplace with Ann Schad, LCSW
This session will identify some of the typical struggles young adults with autism aging out of the education system may experience when entering the workforce. It will cover challenges related to social and communication skills necessary to acquire, maintain, and be successful in employment.

Questions about the conference? Please contact Casey Melancon at casey.melancon@esmw.org or 816-891-2930.

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