October 13th-14th, 2018

San Diego, CA

2018 Schedule

Saturday

8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Jenny Palmiotto: Welcome to Love & Autism
9:15-9:20 Musical Performance by Quincy Tafoya
9:30-10:15 David Finch, Master of Ceremony - What Would David Finch Do?
10:15-10:30 Morning Break
10:45-11:45 Michael Ryan Andolsek - Loving Beauty
10:45-11:45 Melanie Yergeau: Autism & Empathy
11:45-12:00 Dreams of Love & Autism: Live Paint by Jeremy Sicile-Kira
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:15 Lunch event: Discover & Decide Breakout session faire
1:15-2:15 Clay Marzo & Jill Clark - Surf Sessions & Life Lessons: Living Your Best Life
2:15-2:30 Sally Pla - An Unexpected Journey: On Novel-Writing, Autism, & Self-Love
2:30-3:30 Breakout Sessions: Choose Your Conference Track: Do, Learn, & Connect
3:45-4:45 Jenny Palmiotto, Samantha Craft & Rebecca Ching - The Courage to Be You: Living a Be-you-tiful Life
4:45-5:00 David Finch & Noah Cummins - Closing with Musical Performance
5:00-6:00 Hannah La Frenz - Post-Conference Mixer & Open Mic at the Courtyard Marriott

Breakout Sessions

Do Learn Connect
Sally Pla: Self-Expression Is an Act of Self-Love! Amber Hasbun: Boundaries About Our Bodies - Teaching Safety Throughout the Lifespan
Rupert Isaacson: Movement & Nature for Better Connection
Kasey Connors & Meghan Murphy: Getting Creative: Deepening Emotional Expression in Autistic Individuals
Alex Plank: 100 Tips From 100 Dates
Julie O'Hara: Strengthening the Couple Relationship: Deconstructing the Dance
Jenny Palmiotto: Resilient Parenting: Tools to move away from Blame, Shame and Anger

Are You Ready?

Sunday

8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Amber Hasbun: Welcome to Love & Autism
9:15-9:30 David Finch: Lie Better & Other Essential Skills
9:30-10:30 Alix Generous Lancaster & Roy Lancaster - A Love That Endures: Newlyweds With Autism
10:30-10:45 Morning Break: Noah Cummins - Musical Performance
10:45-11:45 Jenny Palmiotto, Jack Arnold & Michael Cox - For Shizzzle Our Friendship is ‘Aight: Lessons Learned in a Decade of Friendship
11:00-12:00 BREAKOUT SESSION 1
12:00-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:15 NetFlix Atypical Star Jenna Boyd talks Media & Autism with David Finch
2:15-2:20 Morénike Giwa-Onaiwu - Video presentation
2:20-3:15 BREAKOUT SESSION 2
3:15-3:25 Afternoon Break
3:25-4:25 Daniel Wendler & Kyler Shumway - How to Be a Friend: Two Neurodiverse Buddies Share Their Story
4:25 Closing with Gavin Martin

Sunday Breakout Session 1

Seth Schwartz - Demystifying Special Education Law: Advocating for Inclusion, Accommodations, & Modifications in Relation to the IEP Samantha Craft - Opportunity Makers: Discover Self-Empowerment Tools Samantha Alexander & Meghan Murphy - Parenting a Position of Intuition & Heart: Why RDI Works

Sunday Breakout Session 2

Do Learn Connect
Amber Hasbun: Practicing Self-love Now & at Home David La Frenz - Driving While Autistic: Being Your Best Self Behind the Wheel Lisa Burgess & Katherine Frerich - Finding Your People: A Place for Conference Connections

Brian Bovino & Melissa Geiger: Compassionate Parenting - Gently Teaching Life's Lessons Through Positive Discipline

Teri Colachis: Launching with Love & Dignity Jenny Palmiotto: Conversations About Love & Autism
Alix Generous Lancaster: Learning to Love Myself, Quirks & All

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Why this price point?
Our conference offers an honorarium and travel accommodations for all main stage speakers! All Love & Autism performers are also compensated for their time. We also value our Love & Autism volunteers, sponsors, and members. Without our community support, we would not be able to host an event like this. With 80%of our speaker identifying as on the spectrum, this is our commitment to fair wages for people with disabilities.

© 2014-2018 Love & Autism. All rights reserved. 619-600-0683. Terms of Use

Website: Alford Creative

Why this price point?
Our conference offers an honorarium and travel accommodations for all main stage speakers! All Love & Autism performers are also compensated for their time. We also value our Love & Autism volunteers, sponsors, and members. Without our community support, we would not be able to host an event like this. With 80%of our speaker identifying as on the spectrum, this is our commitment to fair wages for people with disabilities.

Register Here

Sponsored BY:

© 2014-2018 Love & Autism. All rights reserved. 619-600-0683. Terms of Use.

Website: Alford Creative

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