CEDD Co-sponsors and Attends the 23rd Annual Alabama Autism Conference

The CEDD and the UAB Civitan-Sparks Clinics (Department of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics) were co-sponsors for the 23rd Annual Alabama Autism Conference on 2/22 and 2/23/2024 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The conference had about 350 in-person and over 200 virtual attendees, including many trainees and faculty/staff from our CEDD programs. Highlights included:

    • Presentations by leading experts, including Susan White, Ph.D.; Brittany Travers, Ph.D.; Jessica Kramer, Ph.D., OTR/L; Lauren Little, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA; Mallory Manning, M.S., CCC-SLP; Pamela Ramsey, M.C.D., CCC-SLP; and Dr. Kerry Magro
    • Four posters presented by trainees from the Autism Database Group at Civitan-Sparks Clinics
    • A trainee breakout session attended by 30 trainees to meet with state department representatives and discuss opportunities for professionals working in the area of autism and related disabilities in Alabama
    • A pre-conference dinner discussion facilitated by LEND/UCEDD faculty Dr. Sarah Ryan, Looking to the Future with Adults with Autism in Alabama
    • Two well-attended pre-conference workshops led by LEND/UCEDD faculty Dr. Justin Schwartz (Empowering Autism Identification and Diagnosis in Primary Care) and Dr. Sarah Ryan (Adapting Evidence-Based Psychotherapy for Autistic Individuals)

The Alabama Autism Conference is held annually on the last Friday in February. More information can be found at https://training.ua.edu/autism/.