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40th UNC TEACCH Autism Program Conference (Virtual) – Making Connections: Through the Lens of Neurodiversity

October 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - October 15, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Event Details

The 40th UNC TEACCH Autism Program Conference provides the most up-to-date information on supporting social engagement and regulation for children and adults with autism at school, work, and in the community. This year’s conference focuses on taking the perspective of individuals with autism. Content will be shared in four, two-hour virtual sessions, each highlighting ways to support engagement.

Conference Dates, Times, and Topics: 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    • Engaging our Learners and Educators: The Neurochemistry of Learning
      • Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP
  • 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    • How Educators can Support Peer Engagement in Elementary Schools
      • Jill Locke, PhD

Friday, October 15, 2021

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    • Level UP! to Provide Authentic, Autistic Informed Support for Regulation
      • Amy Laurent, PhD, OTR/L & Jacquelyn Fede, PhD
  • 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    • TEAM WORKS: Engaging and Educating Employers of Adults on the Spectrum
      • Brianne Tomaszewski, PhD & Michael Chapman

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Learning Objectives:

At the completion of the conference, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify educational and intervention techniques to support engagement for children with autism in the classroom and on the playground.
  2. Describe the learning and emotion regulation challenges that impact engagement for individuals with autism across the lifespan.
  3. Learn best practices for engaging autistic employees at work.

Target Audience: 

The target audience includes a range of professionals involved in the clinical care and education of autistic individuals across the lifespan, researchers in the field of autism, and autistic individuals and their family members.

This webinar is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute nor claim to be medical advice. Transmission of information is not intended to create a clinician/client relationship.

The Eastern Area Health Education Center (EAHEC) will award continuing education credits (CEs) to those who meet certain criteria. More Info

Virtual Format: 

The conference sessions will NOT be recorded for on-demand viewing. The sessions will be hosted via Zoom webinar. Registrants will receive an event web link and additional instructions one week prior to the event start date.

More Information | Registration Details


October 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am
October 15, 2021 @ 4:00 pm


UNC TEACCH Autism Program