The Savannah Autism Conference is committed to evolve in a way that assists people from all walks of life, across Georgia and our bordering states, to sharpen the tools needed to build our capacity for inclusion, justice and dignity.

2023 Keynote Speaker: Jackie Moore

2023 Opening Plenary: 

Outside Your Comfort ZonePresented by, Dr Daniel Wendler and Dr. Kyler Shumway

Jackie Moore

Jackie Moore received a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Central Missouri. Less than three years ago she launched Jordyn’s Summer Shirt Project to teach Jordyn, her daughter with autism, job skills. Jordyn has not only learned job skills but she’s also learned to independently do a job. They have been featured on CBS National News, 94.9 The Bull radio station, 11 Alive News, Fox5 Atlanta, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Forsyth County News.

Jackie lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Ben and their two children; Jordyn 22 years old and diagnosed with autism, and Hudson, 9 years old. Jackie and Jordyn’s Website Be Kind to Everyone

Daniel Wendler, PsyD

Dr. Wendler is a best-selling author, nationally recognized keynote speaker, and a proud autistic self-advocate who is thrilled to be returning to the Savannah autism conference. Daniel taught himself social skills as a way of overcoming the social challenges of his Asperger’s diagnosis and founded to help others achieve social success too. He went on to write two books (Improve Your Social Skills and Level Up Your Social Life), speak at TEDx twice, and become a clinical psychologist. Today, he uses his autistic insight and psychological training to help create a world where everyone can find a place to belong. Connect with him at

Kyler Shumway, PsyD

Dr. Kyler Shumway is the President and Chief Clinical Officer of Deep Eddy Psychotherapy, one of the largest mental health practices in Texas.  He is also a bestselling author who recently published his third book, the Science of Friendship, as an Amazon Audible Original series.  He has been featured by Forbes, The New York Times, CNN, and more for his work in combatting the loneliness epidemic.  As a licensed psychologist, thought leader, and TEDx speaker who has spoken to audiences across the nation (as well as internationally), his mission is to help people learn to love themselves and others, build satisfying and meaningful relationships, and find their place to belong. Learn more at

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