IRCA Autism Conference

 IRCA Autism Conference Logo with date of 9/29/21


IRCA staff are thrilled to announce our Inaugural IRCA Autism Conference: Learning Together. This year, the conference will be held virtually on September 29, 2021. Speakers will address a range of topics relevant for those across the autism spectrum and across the age span.  


Keynote Speaker: 

Dr. Kathleen Quill, BCBA-D, LABA

 Kathleen Quill

Presentation: Social and Communication Intervention
for Individuals with Complex Challenges

The ultimate success of a treatment program is one that maximizes the development of social and communication skills and integrates multiple evidence-based practices (EBP). Recognizing the broad spectrum that defines autism, this talk offers a framework for how to plan intervention and measure “success”.

Breakout Session Presentations:

  • Positive Behavior Supports, Perception and the Pursuit of Happiness
    Presented by: Kelly Hartman, M.A.
  • Let Me In... I Can Learn Too! Strategies That Are Not A One Hit Wonder
    Presented by: Kris Baker, Special Education Coordinator; Leslie Brown, Autism Specialist and Sarah Reaves, M.S., CCC-SLP, Autism Specialist
  • Anxiety and ASD: Adults on the Spectrum Share
    Panel Presentation by: Kat Muir, M.A., CCC-SLP, Alexander Perry and
    Abe Shapiro
  • ASD & Assistive Technology Supports
    Presented by: Kelli Suding, PATINS Specialist
  • It’s Not One or the Other: The Excitement of Incorporating Mental Health and Behavioral Supports for Children on the Autism Spectrum
    Presented by: Kelly Dora, M.A., Behavior/Autism Specialist
  • ASD AND MORE: Autism and Co-Existing Conditions
    Presented by: Dr. Julie Steck, HSPP
  • Lessons Learned: 40 Plus Years in the Making
    Closing Keynote, Presented by: Dr. Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D, Director, Indiana Resource Center for Autism, and Indiana School Mental Health Initiative

See bios in the "Presenter's Biographies" tab below.

Who Should Attend

Special and general education educators, autism leaders, behavior consultants, psychologists, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, administrators, counselors, social workers, family members, therapists, ABA clinicians, paraprofessionals and others who are interested in learning more strategies to support individuals on the autism spectrum.

Date and Time

Wednesday, September 29, 2021,  8:15 am - 4:00 pm EDT
See full schedule in the "Conference Schedule" tab below.



Standard Registration - $75.00 USD
Registration for parents and individuals on the autism spectrum - $50.00 USD

Registration link:

• Registrations are processed online by Indiana University (IU) Conferences. You may pay with a credit card, check, or purchase order. All registrations are final. No money will be refunded.

• When registering, each participant will need to create their own account. Due to the way our registration system works, two or more people (e.g., co-workers, family members) will not be able to use the same email address. Each attendee must register separately.

See details in the "Registration Details" tab below.