2019 Conference Overview

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The Second Annual Scarlett's Park Conference focusing on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children with Autism

Date: September 27 & 28, 2019
Location: Fresno State Campus, Satellite Student Union
Topic: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder


Conference Will Address
  1. New DSM-5 criteria for diagnosing autism
  2. Red flags indicating a possible diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  3. Evidence-based treatment methods for DHH children with ASD
  4. Modifications to evidence-based treatment methods for DHH children with ASD 
  5. Sensory considerations for DHH children with ASD
  6. Family centered service delivery for birth to 3 DHH children with ASD
  7. Multicultural considerations in service delivery for DHH children with ASD
  8. Support for DHH people with ASD throughout the lifespan
  9. Occupational and recreational opportunities for DHH adults with ASD


Keynote Addresses
  1. Won't you be my neighbor? How Mister Rogers' Neighborhood can give us the answers we need to support children who are Deaf and have Autism by Christen A. Szymanski
  2. Be Their Advocate: Amplifying the Needs of Your DHH Child with ASD by Rosangela Jaech
  3. Red Flags: The Presentation of ASD in Children who are DHH & Considerations for Support and Intervention by Amy Szarkowski
  4. Opening the Door that Got Stuck: Exploring Pathways of Communication for Children on the Autism Spectrum by Jeffery S. Bravin
  5. Understanding the DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Autism and Best Practice Assessment Guidelines by Holly Miller 
  6. Evidence-based Treatment for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Karen Wilson

Learn more about our keynote speakers