2024

SERIES

Each DAY OF LEARNING includes

CONNECTING, BUILDING & EMBRACING ACTION!

Remaining Dates:

July 20 | October 19

• Informative & Interactive Sessions

• Continental Breakfast, Hot Lunch Buffet,

All Day Beverages & Snack Breaks

• Continuing Education Certificates

• Sponsor & Exhibitor Resource Fair

• Complimentary Parking

• Affordable Pricing- Thanks to Generous Sponsors!

Location: 

Desert Willow Conference Center

4340 E Cotton Center Blvd, Phoenix, AZ

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Information sharing and networking for professionals, families, self advocates or anyone supporting individuals with Autism and Neurodivergent conditions.

2ND DAY OF LEARNING
July 20, 2024
BUILDING ALLIES & ADVOCATES!

8:00 AM

REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Complimentary breakfast in Saguaro Dining Room.

Be sure to visit with Sponsors and Exhibitors open from 8:00-2:00.

9:00 AM

WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

Ann Monahan, AZ Autism Coalition President

Introductions and general information for the day’s events.

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

ASK THE ATTORNEY: LIFE PLANNING

Emily Kile, Esq., Kile Law Firm

Families, Caregivers, Self Advocates and Individuals with Neurodiversities have lots of legal questions in the areas of guardianship, conservatorship, special needs trusts, supported decision making, and public benefits. This session provides a chance for participants to ask about these options and learn how to plan for the future of your loved ones with disabilities.

EMPOWERING ALLIES: WHAT AUTISM PROVIDERS NEED TO KNOW FOR

SURVIVING AUDITS
Ann Monahan, HONORIS Group


Changes are continuous and rules are ambiguous but one thing remains certain…if

you provide autism services, audits will come to your organization! This session is

designed to support Provider Agencies and Organizations in navigating AHCCCS,

DDD & DES audits and oversight for success. You will learn audit types (and there

are more than you think!), standards, who’s who in the auditing world, real life examples, what can and CANNOT happen, and how to prepare for the unexpected and unscheduled surprise site visit from AHCCCS representatives.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

MYTH BUSTING DISABILITY BENEFIT MISINFORMATION!

Gina Griffiths, MSW, Nicholas Love, World Institute on Disability


Lack of information and misinformation on how benefits and employment interact

lead to uninformed decisions. This session will bust the myths and show you how to

use Arizona Disability Benefits 101 (DB101) to access information to support informed

decision making for yourselves, your loved ones, or clients you support. Accurate

information on health coverage and disability benefits is key for people who have disabilities when making career decisions. AZ DB101 is an online tool that can help navigate benefits and employment when making career decisions. DB101 provides information on employment and career planning, health coverage, and disability benefits.

THE PARENT PROVIDER PROGRAM-EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Nia Ulenhake, April Jones, Katie Martinez, AZA United


The Parent Provider Program is permanently available now to parents of minor children. Learn if you may qualify for this opportunity to support your child. This session will include information on how to qualify to receive these services, how the services are assessed, what requirements a parent must meet including required trainings, how to connect with a reputable qualified vendor, information on pay structures including information on the Difficulty of Care Act, with time to answer your questions.

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

LUNCH
Hot luncheon buffet with soup, salad, entrees, dessert, beverages.

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

TEEN TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD: WHAT TO KNOW FOR IEP/ITP PLANNING

Victoria Ikerd-Schreiter, Esq., Ikerd-Schreiter Law


The law requires that students receiving special education be provided services to

help them make a successful transition from high school to life post high school. This

session will review the laws regarding this critical transition period, the Individual

Transition Plan (ITP) process, the difference between a DIPLOMA and a CERTIFICATE,

and types of assessments for establishing goals in the areas of Post-Secondary

Education, Vocational Training, Integrated Employment, and Independent Living.

FUNDING A SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST

Karen Starbowski, CLU, ChSNC, MassMutual


Special Needs Trusts allow caregivers a way to provide for their dependent with special need’s care and quality of life, without disqualifying them for federal assistance. The money in the trust can help to supplement standard services and benefits provided by government agencies. We’ll discuss different types of special needs trusts and various options to fund a special needs trust.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

NAVIGATING AHCCCS BEHAVIOR HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEM

Diana Davis-Wilson, DBH, LBA, BCBA, Aspen Behavioral Consulting,

David Jefferson, Parent Support Arizona


Participants will learn expert tips to assist AHCCCS Members in accessing the essential supports and services, precisely when needed. This encompasses comprehending the significance of organizing and keeping up-to-date records to facilitate timely. We will delve into the advantages of enrolling in services at an earlier stage, as this assists in the provision of services to prevent potential crises or effectively deal with them as they arise. Participants will learn strategies to address concerns with service availability, service quality and/or protracted delays with obtaining services. This training aims to enhance their well-being and promote successful outcomes for AHCCCS Members as a whole.

3:00 PM

END
Thanks for joining us!

REGISTRATION

$30

$60

Arizona Autism Coalition

Members

Non-Members

3RD DAY OF LEARNING
October 19, 2024
EMBRACING ACTION TOGETHER!

Targeted topics: Advocacy, Service Delivery, Health and Safety issues, Housing, Transition services, Post Secondary services & the future of Adult Services. Invitations to Presenters to repeat previous popular, hot topic sessions.

NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR PRESENTATIONS FOR OCTOBER 19TH EVENT

Presenters should represent best practices, leadership, and advocacy with focus on providing a promising future for individuals with Autism and other neurodivergent conditions.


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

SERIES SPONSORS

SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR

VIP SPONSORS

July Sponsor

January Sponsor

SPONSORSHIP + EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES

Series Sponsor - 2024 Day of Learning$5,000

ALL 2024 EVENTS: January 27 | July 20 | October 19

  • Series Sponsor recognition with logo on Day of Learning Event website for one year, event marketing materials, Social Page & event signage for all remaining 2 DAY OF LEARNING events.
  • (3) Exclusive FB posts with tag/link to your page/website
  • Logo on event tote bag given to attendees at all three events
  • (2) Complimentary Tickets for each Day of Learning-6 total tickets
  • Exhibitor Table on each event day with 6' table & 2 chairs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, unlimited beverages/snacks for 2 Exhibitor Staff

Scholarship Sponsor - Day of Learning $2,000

  • Scholarship Sponsor recognition with logo on Day of Learning Event website for one year, event marketing materials, Social pages & event signage for remaining 2 DAY OF LEARNING events.
  • (1) Exclusive FB post with tag/link to your page/website
  • Exhibitor Table on (1) event day (your choice of date) with 6' table & 2 chairs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, unlimited beverages/snacks for 2 Exhibitor Staff

VIP Sponsor - Day of Learning $1,000

YOUR CHOICE OF EVENT: January 27 | July 20 | October 19

  • VIP Sponsor recognition with company logo/link on Day of Learning Event website for one year, event marketing materials, Social pages & event signage for chosen Day of Learning event
  • Exhibitor Table on (1) event day with 6' table & 2 chairs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, unlimited beverages/snacks for 2 Exhibitor Staff

Exhibitors$500

YOUR CHOICE OF EVENT: January 27 | July 20 | October 19

  • Exhibitor Table on event day with 6' table & 1 chair, Lunch for (1) Exhibitor Staff
  • (1) Additional staff may be added for $50 per person

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