The Savannah Autism Conference aims to improve our community’s capacity for inclusion and support of autistic individuals from childhood through adulthood.
The goals of our conference:
- Provide educators with the necessary training for adequately supporting autistic students in the general education setting.
- Provide parents and caregivers with the tools and information required to support, advocate, and build a life of meaning for their autistic children.
- Self-advocates will find an accepting space, learn strategies on employment, social needs, self-determination, and personal life.
The 2020 keynote address:
Outside Your Comfort Zone – Presented by, Dr. Daniel Wendler and Dr. Kyler Shumway
Who is our audience?
- Social workers and other professionals
- Families and caregivers
- Autistic individuals
- Stakeholders in neurodiversity, autism and disability advocacy
How many people attend the conference?
Since 2016, our annual conference has reached an audience of 1500+
Some of our topics for 2020 include the following:
Educational advocacy training; learning social skills; bullying and autism; language development; augmented communication in the classroom; inclusive post-secondary education programs; positive parenting for ADHD and autism families; understanding and identifying autism in girls; and more…