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2nd Annual North GA Autism Conference

When: Friday September 16 from 9:00am to 2pm.  
Where: Rock Bridge Community Church, Stage 123, 123 W. Gordon Street Dalton, GA 30720

Sponsor: Elder Law Practice of David L. McGuffey
David McGuffey specializes in setting up Special Needs Trusts, Conservatorships, Medicaid Planning, and more. Click here to visit their website.  

Sponsor: Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership
The Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership’s mission is to improve community health by identifying sustainable solutions to health issues via innovation, benchmarking and application of best practices. 


Online Registration: CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION! Save money and register online. Cost: $15 per person up to August 9, or $25 after August 9.  


Registration at event: Registration opens at 8:00am. Cost: $25 per person. We will accept cash, checks, and credit cards. Lunch is not guaranteed if you register the day of the event. 



The presentations and exhibitors deliver autism-related topics and services geared towards parents, educators, social workers, clinicians, caregivers, and extended family. This conference is also intended to help families connect with each other, and work to create opportunities for more resources in their region.  


Conference Flyer:  (Available for download soon)


7:30 AM –  9:00 AM….Exhibitors set up
8:00 AM –  9:00 AM….Registration
9:00 AM –  9:15 AM….Dave Buck, PhD, MC – Welcome
9:15 AM –  9:30 AM….Mayor of Dalton, Dennis Mock – Proclamation
9:30 AM –  9:45 AM….Results of North Georgia Demand Analysis Survey – David Aft & Greg Dent
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM….Autism 201: Beyond the Basics – Karen Weigle, PhD, & Alyce Benson, LCSW
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM….Break/visit exhibitors
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM….Transition –  Deborah Conway and Scott Kramer, MSEd
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM….Panel Discussion
IEPs, Lisa Mattheiss, Ava’s Law, Charlie Bethel, Guardianship, David McGuffey, Schools, Lindsay Coker
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM….Lunch and Keynote Speaker – Presentation Title? –  Celine Saulnier, PhD
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM….Breakout sessions with Panel Members
2:15 PM….End of conference


Certificates of Attendance provided:
These are free and will be available at the end of the conference at the check-in table. Only one per person. These certificates will not be given out early. They are meant to certify that the person attended the conference.




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