UVU Conference on Autism

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Utah Valley University is pleased to announce the UVU Conference on Autism Presented by Vivint Gives Back on April 8, 2016, at the Sorensen Student Center on UVU's Orem campus. 

We are excited to announce Kristine Barnett as our keynote speaker and Stephen Shore as our plenary session speaker. The one-day conference will be held Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Sorensen Student Center on the UVU campus.

This one-of-a-kind conference provides service providers vital information to therapists, social workers, educators, students, and individuals interested in the many facets of autism spectrum disorder.

We encourage all to attend and share this unique opportunity to learn and discovery more about ASD.


**CEUs will be included free of charge

Parking Map and Instructions

Parking is free in the Parking Garage for conference registrants. You can find details on this map.

Keynote: Kristine Barnett 

Kristine Barnett Kristine Barnett wrote, “The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius,” the powerful story of one mother’s love and her stubborn refusal to give up on her child. A remarkable memoir of a woman who followed her maternal instincts — even when those instincts ran contrary to her own husband, and the advice of all the professionals who told her it was hopeless — and even as Jake withdrew further into his own silent world. 

Plenary: Stephen Shore 

Stephen ShoreDiagnosed with "atypical development and strong autistic tendencies" and "too sick" for outpatient treatment, Stephen Shore was recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Shore is now a professor at Adelphi University where his research focuses on matching best practice to the needs of people with autism. 

Plenary: Sally Ozonoff

Sally OzonoffSally Ozonoff is a professor of psychiatry at the UC Davis MIND Institute. She is trained as a child clinical psychologist (licensed and actively practicing). Her program of research focuses on the clinical presentation of infants and toddlers with autism and methods for earliest detection of autism. She is developing an innovative autism screening instrument that uses video examples rather than written descriptions of behavior. Sally has authored more than 100 publications on these and related topics, as well as four books. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.


Vivint Gives Back
ScenicView Academy
Brain Balance Achievement Centers of Utah
UVU Melisa Nellesen Autism Center
UVU College of Humanities & Social Sciences
UVU College of Science & Health
UVU School of Education

Call For Proposals

The proposal phase is now closed.




If you would like to have space in our Autism Conference Exhibitor Hall and you're a sponsor click here. If you're not a sponsor but would still like space click here.

If you have any questions about exhibit space or becoming an event sponsor please contact Toni Harris at 801-863-6816 or harristo@uvu.edu.

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