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UNC TEACCH Autism Program Annual Conference

October 20, 2022 @ 8:30 am - October 21, 2022 @ 3:30 pm

$200.00 – $350.00

This conference celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the UNC TEACCH Autism Program by highlighting the work of clinical researchers who began their careers at TEACCH and who are now leaders in the autism field. Presenters will describe current best practices in diagnosis and treatment of autism across the lifespan and identify goals for the future of autism services and public policy.

SPEAKERS: Read the presentation descriptions here

  • Steve Silberman – Learning from the Past, Building the Future
  • Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., – Novel Approaches to Early Detection and Therapy in Autism
  • Brian Boyd, Ph.D., – Centering Equity in Autism: Moving Research and Practice Forward
  • Christina Corsello Orahovats, Ph.D., – Diverse Voices of Autism Panel Discussion
  • Laura Klinger, Ph.D., – Transitioning to Adulthood: TEACCH Strategies for Supporting Autistic Students
  • Brenna Maddox, Ph.D., – Suicide Prevention for People on the Autism Spectrum: Moving from Awareness to Action
  • Cathy Lord, Ph.D., – Good Lives for Everybody: Longitudinal Research from 2 to 30
  • Speaker Panel Discussion


On-Site Attendance:

The conference will be held onsite in Chapel Hill, North Carolina at the University of North Carolina Friday Conference Center.
UNC Friday Conference Center – 100 Friday Center Drive – Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1020

Virtual Attendance:

For those who wish to join virtually, a Zoom webinar option is available. Virtual registrants will receive an event meeting link and additional instructions one week prior to the event. The conference will NOT be recorded for on-demand viewing.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Recognize the diversity of the autism spectrum and the need for equity in services for those with racial diversity and those with diversity in autism symptoms.
  2. Learn about novel community-based programs that meet the needs of autistic individuals across the lifespan including novel diagnostic and intervention programs.

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.

Continuing Education Credits Available – learn more


October 20, 2022 @ 8:30 am
October 21, 2022 @ 3:30 pm
$200.00 – $350.00


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