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UNC TEACCH Autism Program 43rd Annual Conference – Community Collaborations: Bringing Evidence-Based Practices to Home Communities

October 24 @ 8:30 am - October 25 @ 3:30 pm

This year’s UNC TEACCH Autism Program Conference focuses on community collaborations that truly make an impact on the lives of autistic individuals across the world. Presenters will cover community collaborations to support autism diagnoses in rural communities and to support mental health interventions through collaborations with early intervention providers, educators, and autistic adults.  Join us in person or via Zoom on October 24-25, 2024.

The following topics and speakers will be featured at this year’s conference: 

  • Applying Implementation Science to Improve Community Mental Health Services for Autistic Children
    • Lauren Brookman-Frazee, PhD, University of California San Diego
  • Panel Discussion: Community Partners, Self-Advocate, and Family Member Perspectives on Community Engagement
    • Moderated by Christina Corsello Orahovats, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Lessons from Autism Research in Africa
    • Petrus de Vries, MBChB, FRCPsych, PhD, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • The Power of Participatory Research
    • Petrus de Vries, MBChB, FRCPsych, PhD, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • ECHO Autism: Building Community Capacity for Best-Practice Care
    • Micah Mazurek, PhD, University of Virginia
  • Facing Your Fears in School: A CBT Program for Supporting Autistic Students To Manage Anxiety
    • Judy Reaven, PhD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Autistic-Delivered Peer Support: Research and Community Practice Advances
    • Lindsay Shea, PhD, Drexel University

UNC Friday Conference Center
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-1020
United States
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October 24 @ 8:30 am
October 25 @ 3:30 pm


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