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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pre-Summit Event: Autism Attorney Workshop (closed; Olivares)

Thursday, October 4th

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Pre-Summit Event: Payor Workshop (closed; Olivares)
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM Summit Registration (Navarro Prefunction; Ballroom Level)
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM WELCOME RECEPTION (Zocca on the Riverwalk)
Attendee Contact Information

Friday, October 5th

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Rock Stars and Rebels (Hidalgo)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Rock Stars and Rebels (Navarro B)

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Advances in Autism Law 2018
Advance in Autism Law 2018
Lorri Unumb, Esq., Vice President, State Government Affairs, Autism Speaks
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Anatomy of a Lawsuit (Concurrent Session; Hidalgo)
Summit Lawyers
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM Autism Coverage Under Tricare: Aligning TRICARE Autism Care Demonstration and BACB Compliance Code Documentation Requirements (Concurrent Session; Navarro A)
Womack - Aligning ACD with BACB requirements
Rebecca Womack, MS, BCBA, LBA Director, Behavior Analysis Advocacy Network
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM Autism Coverage Under Tricare: Department of Defense Perspective (Concurrent Session, Navarro)
DHA - Autism Care Demonstration
Amy Hinds, Autism Care Demonstration Program Manager

Krystyna Bienia, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist Clinical Communities Policy Support, Clinical Support Division, Medical Affairs Defense Health Agency

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Autism Ready Communities (Concurrent Session; Navarro)
Sohl/Curran - Autism Ready Communities
Kristin Sohl, MD, Director, ECHO Autism, University of Missouri Thompson Center for Autism

Alicia Curran, Parent, ECHO Autism, University of Missouri Thompson Center for Autism

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Beyond ABA (Concurrent Session; Hidalgo)
Dr. Doreen Samelson, EdD, MSCP, Psychologist, Senior VP of Clinical Excellence

Lindsey Sneed, MS, LBA, BCBA, Director of Clinical Services-Clinical Practice and Application

Susan Dalen, MA, BCBA, Director of Clinical Services-Operations

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM Breakfast (Included in Registration Fee; Hidalgo – Ballroom Level)
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Coffee Talk with State Official Superheroes

Secretary Delbert Hosemann, Secretary of State, Mississippi

Director Dean Cameron, Department of Insurance, Idaho

Commissioner Jon Godfread, Department of Insurance, North Dakota

Senator Katrina Shealy, State Senate, South Carolina

7:30 PM Dinner On Own
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch with Speaker (Included in Registration Fee; Navarro)

Feda Almaliti, Autism Parent, California
1:40 PM - 2:55 PM Medicaid and Autism
Melissa Harris PPT
Melissa Harris, Senior Policy Advisor, CMS (via Skype)

Dan Unumb, Esq., President, Autism Legal Resource Center

6:30 AM Meet in Lobby for Early Morning Run (optional)
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Speaker/Sponsor Wine & Cheese Reception

Saturday, October 6th

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast (Included in Registration Fee; Hidalgo - Ballroom Level)
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Education – Access to Autism Services in School
Attorney Sonja Kerr Slides
Paul Terdal - A parent's perspective
Amanda Kelly - ABA in HI DOE

Sonja Kerr, Esq., Texas

Dorene Philpot, Esq., Texas

Amanda Kelly, BCBA-D, Hawaii

Paul Terdal, Parent, Oregon

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM Group Photo and Break
12:30 PM - 1:25 PM Lunch (Included in Registration Fee; Hidalgo – Seated by your Choice of “News You Can Use” Presenters)
6:30 AM Meet in Lobby for Early Morning Run (optional)
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM Mental Health Parity and Other Autism-Related Legal Issues
Improving Access to ABA Through Legal Knowledge and Advocacy
Dan Unumb, Esq., President
Autism Legal Resource Center

Jodi Bouer, Esq.,
Bouer Law

8:30 AM - 12:10 PM News You Can Use
Jane Howard - CASP Organizational Standards
Melissa Cortez Roth - Employment
Autism Lifeline Links
Debra Caudy - 29 Acres
Russ Thelin - Voc Rehab 101
Mike Wasmer - Inclusive Post-Secondary Education
Judith Ursitti - Transition
Scott McAvoy - Residential
Brian McCann - Faison Residence Video

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

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

Brian McCann, Virginia
Faison Apartment Living Project – How Funded

Russ Thelin, Utah
Think College

Caroline Sullivan, North Carolina
Work –Based Learning Pilot in IT for Young Adults with ASD

Debra Caudy, Texas
29 Acres

Jane Howard, California
CASP Organizational Standards

Berenice de la Cruz, Texas
Autism Lifeline Links

Scott McAvoy, Texas
Together for Choice

Mike Wasmer, Kansas
Inclusive Post-Secondary Education

Judith Ursitti, Massachusetts
Bringing Stakeholders and Regulators Together to Work on Meaningful Transition Policy

Becky Large, South Carolina
Creating an Autism-Friendly Community & Travel Destination

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM Pecha Kucha: In My State/In My World
All Pecha Kucha slides
Mariel Fernandez
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM Talent Show, Advocacy Awards and Party (Navarro B)

Sunday, October 7th

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Autism Speaks State Lobbyist Meeting (Closed; El Rincon-Lobby Level)
In-Progress Survey of State Voc Rehabs
What is PETS?
6:30 PM Autism Speaks State Lobbyist Dinner
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Coding Applied Behavior Analysis Services: What You Need to Know
Jenna Minton

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, Association of Professional Behavior Analysts

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

Jenna Minton, Esq., President, Minton Healthcare Strategies

12:15 PM Main Summit Adjourns
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM Real and Perceived Threats to the Practice and Funding of Quality Applied Behavior Analysis
Recommended Reading from Bill Heward
Recommended Reading from Bill Heward, continued
Ron Leaf
Jim Carr, Ph.D.,
Behavior Analyst Certification Board

Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Endicott College

Ronald Leaf, Ph.D., Director
Autism Partnership Foundation

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

Gina Green, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Executive Director
Association of Professional Behavior Analysts

William L. Heward, Ed.D., BCBA-D
Ohio State University

SungWoo Kahng, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Rutgers University

Eric Larsson, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Executive Director
Lovaas Midwest

Robert K. Ross, Ed.D.,
Chief Clinical Officer
Beacon ABA Services

Janet Twyman, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Thomas Zane, Ph.D.,
BCBA-D, Director,
Online Applied Behavior Analysis Programs
Department of Applied Behavioral Science
University of Kansas

12:00 PM Wrap - Up