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Autism Advocacy Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol

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Autism Advocacy Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol will be virtual for 2021!
April 6th 9 am to 12 pm

Please RSVP through Eventbrite for access: autismadvocacydayok.eventbrite.com

 

Brought to you by:
The Arc of Oklahoma
Autism Foundation of Oklahoma
AutismOklahoma
Autistic Adults of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Autism Center
Oklahoma Autism Network
Oklahoma  Family Network
Pervasive Parenting Center

 

Virtual Program Agenda

Opening Remarks- 9:00-9:05 am 

Stephanie Emperly, Virtual Emcee

Neurodiversity Ambassador at the Oklahoma Autism Center 

 

Presentation of Proclamations- 9:05- 9:15 am 

Dr. Crystal Hernandez

Executive Director of the Oklahoma Forensic Center

 

Legislators Panel- 9:15- 10:00 am 

Wanda Felty, Panel Discussion Moderator 

Community Leadership and Advocacy Coordinator for Oklahoma LEND at the Center for Learning and Leadership 

Representative Collin Walke

Representative Jacob Rosecrants

Senator Julia Kirt

 

Resource Fair Break- 10:00-10:10 am 

 

State Update – 10:10- 10:25 am

Carly Putnam

Policy Director at the Oklahoma Policy Institute 

 

National Update– 10:25-10:40 am

Christa Stevens​

Director of State Government Affairs at Autism Speaks 

 

Advocacy/ DDC Engagement Opportunities- 10:40- 10:55 am

Jen Randle 

Youth Advocacy & Training Coordinator for the Developmental Disabilities Council of Oklahoma

 

Resource Fair Break- 10:55-11:05 am 

 

Early Identification & Intervention- 11:05-11:20 am

Dr. Bonnie McBride

Director of the Oklahoma Autism Center 

 

Transition – 11:20- 11:35 am

Dr. Annie Baghdayan

Director of the National Center for Disability Education & Training at the

University of Oklahoma’s College of Continuing Education

 

Adult Issues- 11:35-11:50 am

Tom Taylor

Co-Chair of Autistic Adults of Oklahoma & Public Educator at Mid-Del Schools

 

Closing Remarks- 11:50- 12:00 pm

Stephanie Emperly, Virtual Emcee

Neurodiversity Ambassador at the Oklahoma Autism Center 

 

 

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