Past Speakers

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Julie Hardeman

Juliet Hardeman is a parent mentor in the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership in which she supports families of students with disabilities in a local school

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Pauline Shaw

Pauline is a wife and mother of 3 children, Josh, Katrina and Dakota. She also has 3 beautiful granddaughters. Pauline is the Family Support Coordinator

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Nicole Koplik

Nicole Koplik, Nicole’s journey to becoming an advocate was not a planned one. Nicole was born and raised in the New York Catskill Mountains. She

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Erin Roma

Erin Roma, Erin was born, raised, and primarily educated in upstate New York. Her undergraduate experience at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY introduced her to

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Denice Rios, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Denice Rios, Ph.D., BCBA-D earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree from California State University, Northridge, and her doctoral degree in Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan

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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

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Kyler Shumway, Ph.D.

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

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Amy Lang, MA

Sexual health educator Amy Lang, MA (she/her) provides childhood sexual development training for early childhood and youth-serving organizations. She also helps parents and caregivers learn

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Elizabeth Aslinger, Ph.D.

Dr. Aslinger is a neuroscientist, quantitative psychologist, and scientific software developer who currently conducts immunogenetics research at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has a

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Dylan Volk

Dylan Volk is a comedian and YouTube star from Austin, Texas. Better known by his stage name, Dielawn, he can  be seen on YouTube, Facebook,

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Derek Volk

Derek Volk is the author of the internationally acclaimed Amazon best seller, “Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum.” He

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John Elder Robison

John Elder Robison, author of New York Times best-seller “Look Me In The Eyes” is an advocate and  Aspergian. His other written works include “Be

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