2014 Texarkana Autism Conference

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2014 Texarkana Autism Conference

I’m on the board of a local autism support group, and I’m very excited to announce that we are working closely with FEAT-NT as they host an autism conference in Texarkana! FEAT-NT has built an amazing autism community in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and now we’re all working together to bring more resources and support to Texarkana and the surrounding area.

Date and Location

The 2014 Texarkana Autism Conference will be held on October 24-25, 2014, at the Texarkana Conference Center and Hilton Garden Inn Hotel. We went to look at the facilities and discuss setup a few weeks ago, and it’s a beautiful, comfortable space to hold a conference.

Speakers

The speakers for the conference will be (descriptions taken from the conference’s speakers page, where you can read more):

Dr. Regina Crone, Ph.D., BCBA-D:

She has over twelve years of experience providing services to individuals with autism and other  developmental disabilities as a public school teacher and ABA provider within the home, clinic, and school settings. As an invited speaker at state, national and international conferences, she has presented on topics related to behavior management, self-help skills, social skills, academic strategies for reading and research findings. In addition, she has taught graduate coursework focusing on autism programming and provided classroom consultation and professional trainings for school districts.

Kimberlee Flatt, MA, LPC, BCBA

She has gained over twelve years of experience providing services to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities as a public school teacher and private provider within the home, clinic, and school settings. As an invited speaker at state, national and international conferences, she has presented on topics related to behavior management, self-help skills, social skills, academic strategies for reading and research findings. In addition, she has taught graduate coursework focusing on autism programming and provided classroom consultation and professional trainings for school districts.

Daniel Durany, Self-Advocate with Aspergers

Daniel Durany is a public speaker and advocate for individuals and families affected by autism spectrum  disorders. He pioneered an adult asperger’s support group and volunteers with FEAT (Families for  Effective Autism Treatment).

In spring 2013 Daniel was appointed by the Governor to serve for Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive  Developmental Disorder. Then in October 2013, Daniel became the Keynote Speaker for the Texas State Autism Conference.

Daniel will be sharing his experiences in what life is like for him with Asperger’s Syndrome. He offers insightful information on how and why his struggles can be directly affected by how others view and/or understand an individual with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Come share in Daniel’s personal story and gain perspective, knowledge and strength from his journey.

Something for Everyone

There will be something for everyone—parents, teachers, therapists, siblings (Sibshops!), and anyone else who comes into contact with people with autism! We’re also planning a silent auction on Saturday night to raise money to provide new resources and programs for Texarkana’s autism community.

Get Involved Today!

We’ll have more details soon, and I’ll share them as they become available, but in the meantime we’re busy signing up sponsors, exhibitors, and vendors (you can see who has already signed on at the bottom of the every page of the conference website), and registration has started! We’re also collecting donations for the silent auction. If you are interested in any of those or have questions, please contact me! I’m happy to help.

Stay Informed

To get in on the latest information about the Texarkana Autism Conference as soon as it’s available, join the conference mailing list and stay tuned to my blog and social media channels!

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