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Communication Strategies for Autism: Supporting Engagement, Self-Advocacy, and Transitions

November 30–December 12, 2022 | Online Conference 

With online conferences you get the convenience of at-home learning combined with real-time access to speakers. Add these dates and times to your schedule!

All times listed are Eastern time.

During each live video chat, expert presenters and a moderator will address participant questions. A recording of each chat will be available for on-demand viewing. We encourage participants to attend live if at all possible, but if you have a schedule conflict, you can watch the chat recording before the last day of the conference. You may report for CE credit for either the live chat or the recording, but not both.

This conference uses Zoom for live video chats. Be sure to test Zoom on the computer/device from which you will participate in the live chats. Select the "Join" button and then be sure to select "download and run Zoom" for the best experience.

Monday, December 5, 2022
11 – 11:30 a.m. ET  Elizabeth E. Biggs, PhD
Topic: Promoting Peer Engagement, Interactions, and Relationships for Students Learning to Use AAC
2 – 2:30 p.m. ET  Anna Dvortcsak, MS, CCC-SLP
Topic: Strategies to Engage and Empower Parents in Intervention for Their Children With ASD
3 – 3:30 p.m. ET  Mary Ann McIntyre, BCBA
Topic: Promoting Growth in Social & Communication Domains for Neurodiverse Adults
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
1 – 1:30 p.m. ET  Carly Gilson, PhD
Topic: What Comes Next? Helping Young Adults with Autism Transition Into an Inclusive Community Life
5 – 5:30 p.m. ET  Belinda Daughrity, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Early Childhood Transitions: Helping Families of Children With Autism Navigate the Merge Lane
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
1 – 1:30 p.m. ET Ashley Wiley Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Adolescence and Autism: Developing a Pathway to Independence, College, and Career Readiness
3 – 3:30 p.m.  ET Abigail Leofsky, MS, CCC-SLP, and Kenton Odaniel (Daniel) Shaw, MS, CCC-SLP
Topic: Preparing Preschool Children With ASD for Peer Interaction
5 – 5:30 p.m. ET Lisa Wallace, MS, CCC-SLP
Topic: The Power of No: Teaching Young Children with ASD to Self-Advocate
Thursday, December 8, 2022
1 – 1:30 p.m. ET  Lauren Weaver, MS, BCBA
Topic: Building Accessible and Inclusive Communities That Value Neurodiversity
Friday, December 9, 2022
11 – 11:30 a.m. ET Eric Shyman, EdD
Topic: Using Neuroscience and Neurodiversity to Inform Communication Intervention for Individuals with ASD
1 – 1:30 p.m. ET  Dena Gassner, MSW, PhD(C)
Topic: Demystifying Behavioral Masking by Autistic Individuals: Shifting to Acceptance
2 – 2:30 p.m. ET  Madeline Auge, PhD, and Alexa Dixon, PhD
Topic: Neurodiversity and Self-Determination in Early Childhood


"I really liked that I could chat with the presenters after I watched the lecture. This is something you might not even be able to do at [in-person] conferences."
Past ASHA Professional Development online conference participant
"The chats are wonderful!! You not only get to have your questions answered but you get to see others' questions and follow their line of thinking!"
Past ASHA Professional Development online conference participant


  • Live video chats last for 30 minutes.
  • Chat times are preset; clear your schedule now so you can participate in each one.
  • Listen to the recorded sessions before participating.
  • Have your questions ready so you can get the answers you need!

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