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Autism Awareness Day at the Capitol

April 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

All individuals with autism, their family members, friends of the community, and service providers are encouraged to attend Autism Awareness Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol!

This annual, statewide event will be held on April 10th from 8 am – 12 pm and will include a Resource Fair on the 4th Floor Rotunda.

Interested in being a part of the resource fair? Please call Ronda at the Oklahoma Autism Center by April 1st to reserve your table today!
(405) 842- 9995

Speaker Agenda

9:00 AM

Emily Scott
Oklahoma Autism Center Foundation

Dee Blose
Autism Oklahoma

Rene Daman
Oklahoma Autism Network

Angela Donley
The Oklahoma Family Network

Introduction and Welcome

9:15 AM

Representative Collin Walke
House District 87

Senator Kim David
Senate District 18

Current legislative update

9:30 AM

Bonnie McBride, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA
Director, Oklahoma Autism Center
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics-OUHSC

Ashley Hoggatt
Principal, Putnam City Schools

Local Perspective: Public school partnerships are important to success.

9:45 AM

Judith Ursitti, CPA
Director of State Government Affairs, Autism Speaks

National Perspective: Where is Oklahoma compared to other states? How is Oklahoma’s experience unique and how can we look to other states for guidance.

10:00 AM

Autism Oklahoma Showcase Experience

Hear children, youth and young adults on the spectrum show off their talents and skills. A group of participants in Autism Oklahoma programs will be on stage to shine.

11:00 AM

Rene’ Damam, PT, MS, BCBA, LBA
Director, Oklahoma Autism Network

Supporting families of individuals with ASD across the lifespan.

11:20 AM

Peter Stanbro, MD, MPH
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Stanbro Healthcare Group

Treatments and the latest medical community findings. Common Myths vs. Facts.

11:40 AM

Crystal Hernandez, Psy.D., MBA
Director of Community Development, Behavioral Innovations

Attracting and retaining high-quality providers with improved legislation and access to services.

12:00 PM

Angela Donley
Central Family Support Partner, Oklahoma Family Network

Family perspective


April 10, 2019
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Oklahoma State Capitol
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73105 United States
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(405) 521-2342
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