Lighting the Way Conference Schedule

2019 Lighting the Way Conference at a Glance 


Day 1 — Thursday, June 13

7:15-8 a.m.

  • Registration, Edith Mortenson Student Street
  • Coffee and snacks available 

8-8:15 a.m.

  • Welcome, Edith Mortenson Theatre

8:15-9:45 a.m.

  • Scott Bellini, Keynote: The Delivery of Effective Social Skills Programming to Individuals on the Autism Spectrum: Notes and Observations from the Classroom, Clinic, Laboratory ... and Dinner Table

9:45-10:15 a.m.

  • Books on sale and for signing 
  • Break with snacks and networking 

10:15-11:45 a.m.

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Complimentary lunch and networking, Morrison Commons Dining Room

1-2:30 p.m. (Breakout; choose one of the following)

  • Scott Bellini: Social Skill Strategies that Work (1-2:10 p.m.)
  • Employee Panel Facilitated by Vicki Kerkvliet: Work: Employer/Employee Perspectives 
  • Julie Ashworth: Using Children's Picture Books to Teach Understanding and Acceptance of Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
  • Vanessa Anderson: A Multisensory Approach to Speech and Feeding Therapy

2:30-2:45 p.m.

  • Break with snacks available, Froiland Science Complex

2:45-4:15 p.m. (Breakout; choose one of the following)

  • Rhonda Erickson: Let's Talk About the Basics: SSI, SSDI, and ABLE Accounts 
  • Insurance Panel: Navigating Insurance for Applied Behavior Analysis in South Dakota 
  • Kim Dobson: Visual Strategies 
  • Lora Barthelman: Music Therapy Session

Day 2 — Friday, June 14

8-8:30 a.m.

  • Visit vendor booths, Edith Mortenson Student Street
  • Coffee and snacks available

8:30-10 a.m.

  • Sarah Ward, Keynote: Future Thinkers: A New View of Executive Function Skills 

10-10:30 a.m.

  • Vendor booths open
  • Break with snacks available 

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

12-1:15 p.m.

  • Complimentary lunch and networking, Morrison Commons Dining Room

1:15-2:15 p.m. (Breakout; choose one of the following)

  • Sarah Ward: The Get Ready *Do* Done Model 
  • Scott Swier: Essential Estate Planning Tips for Families Who Have a Child with Autism 
  • Megan Wiessner and Amanda Barton: Bringing It Home: What Can I Do at Home to Help My Young Child with Autism 
  • Charting the Life Course with Elaine Roberts and Brenda Smith: Creating a Vision and Planning the Journey to a Good Life

2:15-2:30 p.m.

  • Networking break with snacks available, Froiland Science Complex

2:30-3:30 p.m. (Breakout; choose one of the following)

  • Sarah Ward: Executive Function and Writing 
  • Dr. Alex Kloth: Research Highlights from Sensorimotor Research in Autism 

2019 Lighting the Way Autism Walk 

Join Us — Saturday, June 15

9-11 a.m. 

  • Augustana University Commons Circle