Event Schedule

This is a DRAFT of the 2018 Autism Law Summit agenda. Topics are fairly set, but time slots are subject to change and some speakers are pending confirmation.




Thursday, October 4th

Pre-Summit Sessions
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM Summit Registration
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception

Friday, October 5th

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Advances in Autism Law 2018 & Parade of Green States Lorri Unumb, Esq., Vice President, State Government Affairs, Autism Speaks
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM Breakfast (Hidalgo – Ballroom Level)
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM COFFEE TALK with State Officials

Secretary Delbert Hosemann, Secretary of State, Mississippi

Director Dean Cameron, Department of Insurance, Idaho

Sen. Katrina Shealy, State Senate, South Carolina

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
7:30 PM Dinner On Own
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch (included in registration fee) and Speaker

(Hidalgo -- Ballroom Level)

Feda Almaliti, Autism Parent, California
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Medicaid

Bryan Davey, BCBA-D, Arizona

Melissa Harris, CMS

Dan Unumb, Esq., South Carolina

6:30 AM Meet in Lobby for Early Morning Run (optional)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Pecha Kucha: In My State/In My World
7:00 AM - 8:50 AM Registration Open
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Rock Stars & Rebels
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Rock Stars & Rebels
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Speaker/Sponsor Wine & Cheese Reception

Saturday, October 6th

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Ask the Feds (Tricare, CMS, DOL)
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Awards Night, Singalong and "Talent" Show
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast in Hidalgo (Ballroom Level)
1:25 PM - 2:45 PM Education – Access to Autism Services in School

Sonja Kerr, Esq., Texas

Amanda Kelly, Hawaii


3:45 PM - 4:15PM Group Photo
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Legal Issues, Including Mental Health Parity & Health Care Fraud Dan Unumb, Esq., President, Autism Legal Resource Center with CE Chair Kristin Koba-Burdt, BCBA
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM Lunch (included in registration fee) Hidalgo – seated by “News You Can Use” presenters
6:30 AM Meet in Lobby for Early Morning Run (optional)
8:30 AM - NOON News You Can Use

The Hon. Gale Rasin, Maryland
Autism & Mental Health Courts

Caroline Sullivan, North Carolina
National Governor’s Association Grant on Employment

Brian McCann, Virginia
Designing and Funding Adults Services at Faison

Melissa Cortez Roth, California
Breaking Barriers in Employment for Adults with Autism Pilot Program

Russ Thalin, Utah
Think College

Judith Ursitti, Massachusetts

Mike Wasmer, Kansas

Awaiting confirmation on additional invited presenters

Sunday, October 7th

9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Coding Applied Behavior Analysis Services: What You Need to Know

Jenna Minton, Esq., President, Minton Healthcare Strategies

Jim Carr, Ph.D., BCBA-D, CEO, Behavior Analyst Certification Board

Wayne Fisher, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Munroe Meyer Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Gina Green, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Executive Director, APBA

Lorri Unumb, Esq., Vice President, State Government Affairs, Autism Speaks

10:00 AM - 12:00 AM Real and Perceived Threats to the Practice and Funding of Quality Applied Behavior Analysis
12:15 PM Summit Adjourns
12:00 PM Wrap - Up