Thank You for Attending!

The START staff would like to thank all of our attendees and speakers for making this year's conference a wonderful success! We hope you enjoyed yourself and came away with valuable information on strategies that you can use within your classrooms and districts.

Attendance Certification
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Conference Presentations
Available below are the various session presentations shared during this year's conference.

Keynote - Peter F. Gerhardt, Ed.D.
"Evidence-based Education & Intervention for Adolescents and Adults with Autism."

Afternoon Breakout Sessions #1 -

"Intervention Considerations for Toddlers and Preschool-Age Children with ASD"
- Janine Bartley, Ph.D. & Denise Ludwig, Ph.D. - GVSU

"Supporting Students to Reach Their "MAX"imum Potential"
- Jessica Clark , Angela Craven, Ann Carey, & Carrie Carr - EUP ISD

"Video-based Group Instruction for Adolescents with ASD and Intellectual Disabilities"
- Joshua B. Plavnick, Ph.D., BCBA-D - MSU

"CET / Eligibility Determination for ASD"
- Stephanie Dyer - MiBLSi, Dave Schoemer - DMS Consulting, Kelly Dunlap & Maureen Ziegler - START Project

"Aiming for Employment and Independence: One Family's Story"
- Aaron & Lisa Kowalski

Afternoon Breakout Sessions #2 -

"Beyond Lunch & Recess - Elementary Peer to Peer Support Programs"
1st Grade; 4th Grade; Elementary Peer to Peer Support template
- Erin Gauthier & Amy Silsbe - Allegan AESA and Maureen Ziegler - START Project

"Looking at ASD Differently: Strategies for Students"
- Michelle Etson and Matt Nowak - Lapeer High School

"College Success for Students on the Spectrum "
- Amy Matthews, Ph.D. and GVSU Students

"Project Search in Michigan - How programs are serving individuals with ASD"
- Marjorie Mayberry - START Project and Project Search

"CET / Eligibility Determination for ASD"
- Stephanie Dyer - MiBLSi, Dave Schoemer - DMS Consulting, and Kelly Dunlap - START Project

"Coordinating School and CMH Services for Young Children with ASD"
- Nicole Dwyer - Macomb CMH and Brandy Kreisler - Shiawassee CMH