Autism Action Partnership
Life Without Boxes
Embracing Autism in our Community
Friday, November 10th
8 am to 4:30 pm
Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine St., Omaha, NE
Opening Keynote: Caren Zucker & John Donvan (via video), Authors of "In a Different Key: The Story of Autism",
2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalists.
Break Out 1: Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) and Training Presentation: Brittany Koegel, Ph.D., and Elizabeth
Ponder, M.A., BCBA, Koegel Autism Consultants, Santa Barbara, CA.
Break Out 2: I Need A Ride: Panel discussion on the state of transportation in Omaha.
Moderator: Kate Weitz. Panel: Stephen Osberg, City of Omaha Planning Department; Evan Schweitz, Transit
Planner, Omaha Metro Transit; George Davis, Owner, Ollie the Trolley.
Presentation on the Partnership for Autism Career Employment, PACE
Michaela Ahrens, Senior Director of PACE and Program Services, Autism Action Partnership.
Know Yourself. Love Yourself. Be Yourself.
Tom Iland, Self-Advocate, Speaker and author of "Come to Life: Your Guide to Self Discovery".
Lunch Provided with a performance by the Gotta Be Me Choir
Community Safety Solutions:
Emily Iland, M.A., Author, Researcher, Film Maker, and Autism Advocate
Autism Safety Panel Discussion:
Moderator: Kate Weitz. Panel: Emily Iland, M.A.; Erin Human, US Director, Autistic Families International; Dr.
Mike Vance, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center.
Daniel Openden, Ph.D., BCBA-D, CEO of Southwest Autism Resource & Research Center, Phoenix, Arizona.
TICKETS: $75 PUBLIC, $50 FAMILY MEMBERS OF SOMEONE WITH AUTISM,
FIRST RESPONDERS, & STUDENTS. FREE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM
Register at: www.autismaction.org
Exhibition Hall Open All Day | Casual Attire
A LIMITED NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE