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SFASA Conference: Breaking New Ground for Adults with Autism/DD

Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area - www.sfautismsociety.org
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Dec 02 8:00AM - 5:00PM

What: SFASA's annual day-long conference focused on planning for the support for Bay Area adults with autism and related developmental disabilities. We expect about 40 presenters and 400 attendees.

Who: Our conferences are aimed at parents and professionals who have responsibilities to support and help make plans for adults with autism. Parents of teens who are planning for adulthood are also encouraged to register.

What's the conference like? Mainstage sessions in the large conference room, with breakouts in the classrooms and lecture halls within the building. The day is packed with information, and also features information tables hosted by sponsors. For archives of past conferences see here.

Will it be taped? The mainstage sessions will be taped and livestreamed for free.

Is Spanish translation available? Yes.

How much? Full-day tickets (8am-5pm) are $75 and include coffee and lunch; Afternoon passes (1-5pm) are $35 and include coffee. Prices do not include applicable fees. Scholarships are available. For information, please email info@sfautismsociety.org. Scholarships will be awarded in mid-November.

Where is it? The event takes place at the beautiful, state-of-the-art Li Ka Shing Center, Stanford University, near the Stanford Medical Center. Please note that parking is located about 10 minutes from the Center. There are several parking lots near LKS. Lots L15, L16, L17 and L18 will be available. Parking is free on Saturdays. Use your GPS to take you to Stock Farm Road at Stanford. Handicap parking is available in front of LKS, off Campus Drive. Registrants will receive detailed information before the event.

What time should I arrive? If you registered for the full day please arrive between 8 and 8.25am. The first 100 people through the door receive a free SFASA red knit beanie! If you registered for the afternoon pass, please arrive at 1pm. Either way, please allow 10 minutes to park and walk from the parking lot to the LKS building. Once at LKS, simply walk up the large outdoor staircase, registration will be on the landing.

What should I bring? An ID for registration, paper and pen to take notes, a phone (and charger) for Spanish translation if needed, water bottle, and a tote bag for papers. If you'd like to purchase any SFASA logo items, bring some cash ($3-$10 each).

Will the Information Table make a return? Yes! If you'd like to bring free flyers or brochures relevant to the topic of adult autism/DD feel free to leave your materials on our Information Table in the rear of the foyer.
Can I volunteer? Yes! The conference is a labor-of-love volunteer-run event and we always appreciate help. Duties include still photography, time keeping, breakout room assistance, sponsorship calls, and more. Just email us at info@sfautismsociety.org.

Can I sponsor? Of course. The sponsorship page is here.


Accommodations: Regrets but SFASA does not provide advice regarding hotels or travel.


Summary of Program (More details here)

Morning mainstage sessions:

  • Thinking Big: Housing Innovations Across the Country
  • Around the Bay: Model-by-Model Housing Overview

Lunch sessions:

  • #AutismMomsLivesMatter
  • Visionaries Award

Afternoon mainstage sessions:

  • Maximizing Public and Private Resources, from IPPs to ABLE
  • Update on Employment
  • Hot Topics in Health

Other afternoon sessions

  • Expanding social opportunities for young adults
  • Financial planning
  • Housing Q&A mega-session
  • Plus many breakout sessions on housing, social opportunities, financial planning, and more.

Agenda is subject to change. Please check sfautismsociety.org/2017-sfasa-conference.html for a more details as they become available.

Free livestream access information (mainstage presentations only) will be posted before the event.

This event will sell out, so we encourage you to register soon. NO REFUNDS, though you are free to transfer your registration to a friend.

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