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31st Annual Texas Autism Conference

IN-PERSON in Austin AND Virtual

June 22-24, 2023!

The Texas Autism Conference is an annual event sponsored by the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training. The conference's goal is to promote increased awareness and understanding of evidence-based practices, interventions, standards, and services in the area of autism. It provides professional development and networking opportunities for families, students, individuals with autism, educators, and professionals.

Check back periodically as we release information about registration, speaker line-up, networking events, and more!

After three years of virtual only attendance, this year we are reconvening! This conference will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual options!

There are three submissions for this proposal:

  1. Proposal Google Form Submission
  2. Video Submission
  3. Headshot Submission

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

BREAKOUT SESSION PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITIES

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023 and Friday, June 23rd, 2023

Content geared towards educators. Present live at Education Service Center, Region 13 in Austin on the day your session is scheduled. Your 60-minute presentation will be livestreamed for our virtual audience and recorded for registered participants to access for 60 days following the conference via our conference app.

Saturday, June 24th, 2023

Content geared toward family members (parents, siblings, grandparents, and other caregivers of people with autism). Your 60-minute presentation will be prerecorded with our Region 13 video team and broadcasted on our conference website that is open to the public. Participants will not need to register for Saturday’s content. Your recorded video will also be made available to conference participants in the conference app to watch up to 60 days following the conference.

WHO SHOULD SUBMIT A PROPOSAL?

TSLAT welcomes educators in any role, practitioners, professors, researchers, family members, community members, and people with autism to submit a proposal to present at the Texas Autism Conference. Please ensure all proposals align with the conference focus and that the content addresses the selected audience (educators on Thursday and Friday or families on Saturday).

*Selected presenters and up to two co-presenters will receive free registration to attend the full conference!

CONFERENCE FOCUS

The focus of the conference will be geared towards educators providing services to school-aged students with autism on June 22nd and 23rd and family members on June 24th. The presentations should help participants learn something new and innovative in order to broaden their perspectives and understanding of autism. The conference presentations can explore evidence-based practices, technologies, and approaches that will provide participants with practical information, tools, and strategies that can be implemented immediately in one or more of the following areas:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Communication/Assistive Technology
  • Evaluation/Assessment
  • Evidence-Based Practices for Autism
  • Inclusion/Mindset/Attitudes
  • Literacy/Math/Other Academic Skills
  • Parent Implemented Interventions/Family/Community Resources
  • Peer-Based Instruction and Interventions/Friendships
  • Social Skills
  • Transition/Self-determination
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Mental Health and Autism
  • Executive Functioning
    • Please note: Marketing and product pitches will not be considered.

      REQUIRED VIDEO SUBMISSION

      This year's conference will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual learning and experiences. As part of the submission requirements, we ask that you submit a short video of you and any co-presenters. You may be asked to pre-record your session, which we will schedule with you. If your session is selected, you will receive detailed information regarding recording and presenting by February 1st, 2023. For this proposal submission, here are some points to keep in mind:

      1. Your recording does not need to be highly produced.
      2. Video submissions must be a minimum of 1 minute and a maximum of 3 minutes and must include all the session presenters.
      3. Introduce yourself and then tell us about your topic. We want to know why it is important.
      4. What will your participants learn during your session?
      5. What creative ways will you use to engage with your attendees in your session, whether you present live in-person or if it is pre-recorded?

      Be creative and have fun. This video is a way to sell your presentation. Upload your video to this location: 2023 Proposal Video Submissions

      HEADSHOT SUBMISSION

      If your proposal is selected, we will use a headshot of you and any co-presenters in our conference program, on our conference app, on our conference website, and in any marketing materials created for the conference. Please upload a headshot for each presenter as part of your proposal submission by January 13th to this location: 2023 Presenter Headshots

      Proposal, Video, and Headshot Submission Deadline: Friday, January 13th, 2023.

      Selection notifications will be emailed to the lead presenter by January 24th, 2023.

      SUBMIT A PROPOSAL TODAY!

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