April 8th, 2016

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 and Sally Ozonoff as our plenary session speakers. 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.

Kristine Barnett

KEYNOTE: 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.

Kristine Barnett

Plenary: Stephen Shore

Diagnosed 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.

Kristine Barnett

Plenary: Sally Ozonoff

Sally 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.



UVU College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Vivint Gives Back

ScenicView Academy

Brain Balance Achievement Centers of Utah


UVU Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism

UVU College of Humanities & Social Sciences

UVU College of Science & Health

UVU School of Education



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



For accessibility information or to request accommodations, please contact the Accessibility Services Department at:

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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. harristo@uvu.edu.