Milestones Autism Resources 2020 Virtual National Convention
June 11 @ 8:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm
Registration Now Open–Remote annual event to feature 2 keynote speakers, more than 90 sessions, sponsor and exhibitor expo and networking breakout sessions.
The show will go on for Milestones Autism Resources as the organization announced its 2020 National Autism Conference will take place June 11-16 as a complete virtual experience. Registration is now open for the annual conference targeted toward professionals; med students, fellows, residents and graduate nursing students; individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their family members. Offering practical strategies to use at work, school, home and in communities, this year the highly anticipated and renowned 18th annual conference will feature:
- Discounted registration rates/fees
- Financial scholarships will be available
- 90 pre-recorded and/or live professional development sessions led by one or more of 140 leading speakers across the U.S.
- Two keynote speakers
- CEU credits within 12 disciplines, including:
- Adult Services
- Behavioral Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
- County Board Members
- Early Intervention
- Marriage & Family Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Service & Support Administration
- Social Work
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Virtual networking opportunities
- Sponsor and exhibitor expo
“We are proud of our team for adapting to changes in light of recent events and finding a way to ensure all the professionals, students, individuals with ASD, and their families, can experience a 2020 National Autism Conference,” said Ilana Hoffer Skoff, MA, executive director, Milestones Autism Resources. “The content will remain cutting-edge, the world-class experts will impress and opportunities to learn and engage will be nonstop—all from the safety and comfort of a computer, phone or tablet.”
By transitioning the 2020 National Autism Conference to a virtual model, attendees will receive added benefits including:
–Access and the ability to attend more sessions than ever before with a new, six-day schedule, as well as on-demand opportunities even following the conference through August 31.
–Curated tracks tailored to attendees’ interests and needs
Individuals, families and groups may learn more and register at www.milestones.org under the “Events” tab. To become a sponsor, exhibitor or advertiser, contact Vanetta Perry at [email protected]. For more information about Milestones Autism Resources’ mission and services, please visit milestones.org or contact 216.464.7600 ext. 200.
About Lamar Hardwick, DMIN
Lamar Hardwick is a father, husband, pastor, author, and autism advocate. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University as well as a Doctor of Ministry degree from Liberty University School of Divinity. In addition, Dr. Hardwick is a graduate of the Yale School of Divinity Clergy Scholar Program. Dr. Hardwick is a contributing writer to multiple blogs and magazines including The Mighty, Key Ministry, Christianity Today, Huffington Post, Autism Parenting Magazine, and Zoom Autism Magazine. In 2014, after years of silently struggling with social anxiety and sensory processing issues, Dr. Hardwick was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of 36. He is the author of I am Strong: The Life and Journey of an Autistic Pastor (2017). He is currently the lead pastor of Tri-Cities Church located in Atlanta, GA.
About Lauren Moskowitz, PhD
Dr. Lauren Moskowitz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at St. John’s University in Queens, New York. Her research focuses on behavioral assessment and intervention for problem behaviors and anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD). She has co-authored several papers and book chapters, and has presented at numerous international, national, and regional conferences. Dr. Moskowitz has been teaching several undergraduate and graduate courses covering ASD and DD, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Positive Behavior Support, and has been on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions since 2013.
Dr. Moskowitz earned her B.S. from Cornell University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University under the mentorship of the late Dr. Ted Carr, one of the co-founders of Positive Behavior Support and Functional Communication Training.
About Milestones Autism Resources
Founded in 2003, Milestones Autism Resources improves the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum by educating, coaching and connecting the autism community with evidence‐based information. Milestones envisions a community in which individuals on the autism spectrum reach their full potential as contributing members of society, recognized for their strengths and supported in their challenges. Each year, Milestones serves more than 2,000 parents, professionals, and individuals with autism through an annual educational conference, free autism helpdesk, trainings and coaching services. In addition, milestones.org has more than 1,400 autism resources.
For questions, contact: Rebecca Suhy, for Milestones Autism Resources (216) 401-2253 or [email protected]