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40th UNC TEACCH Autism Program Conference

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

The 40th UNC TEACCH Autism Program Conference – Making Connections: Through the Lens of Neurodiversity 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.


October 14, 2021 10:00AM – 12:00 PM ET
Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP
Engaging our Learners & Educators: The Neurochemistry of Learning

October 14, 2021 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Jill Locke, PhD
How Educators Can Support Peer Engagement in Elementary Schools

October 15, 2021 10:00AM – 12:00 PM ET
Amy Laurent, PhD, OTR/L & Jacquelyn Fede, PhD
Level UP! to Provide Authentic, Autistic Informed Support for Regulation

October 15, 2021 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Brianne Tomaszewski, PhD & Michael Chapman
TEAM WORKS: Engaging and Educating Employers of Adults on the Spectrum


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.


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 the information is not intended to create a clinician/client relationship.


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.



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


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