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5th Annual Southeast Adult Autism Symposium
in partnership with Autism Improvised, Inc.
 Friday, July 23, 2021 & Saturday, July 24, 2021
Zoom Webinar 

The 2021 Southeast Adult Autism Symposium will take place on Zoom on Friday, July 23, 2021 from noon-4 pm and Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 9 am-1 pm. We hope to have an in person Symposium in 2022. Registration is now closed. Stay tuned to your e-mails for links to attend both days of the conference. Please e-mail Jamie Mackintosh at jamie.mackintosh@chattanoogaautismcenter.org if you do not receive these links by Friday morning or have difficulty accessing the conference,

The PDF agenda is now available! Click here for more information about all eight confirmed speakers. 

Friday, July 23, 2021 Agenda

12:00 pm-12:10 pm Introduction, Welcome and Announcements

12:30 pm-1:30 pm John Huisman, Esq. - "Legal Issues With Autism"

1:40 pm-2:40 pm Lisa Morgan - "Suicide Prevention for the Autistic Community"

2:50 pm-3:50 pm Dr. Joseph Cubells - "Psychiatric Medications for People Living with Disabilities"

Saturday, July 24, 2021 Agenda

9:00 am-9:15 am Welcome and Announcements

9:15 am-10:15 am Breanna Kelly, "Navigating the Mental Health System"

10:25 am-11:25 am Leah Bauman-Smith and Paige LaSota, "An Intersectional Approach to Autism & Sexuality Education"

11:45 am-12:45 pm Melvin Rodgers, "Autism and Aging: In Search of Community"

12:45 pm-1:00 pm Closing/Survey

Our partner Autism Improvised, Inc. uses applied improv and theatre programs to help grow social communication skills and adaptive thinking of children through adults affected by autism and related conditions. For more information about them, you can visit their website autismimprovised.org or watch this video.

Thank You Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Hemp House Chattanooga

Silver Sponsors