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Sponsorship Application Form

The Autism Conference welcomes organizations who wish to reach out to our attendees-professionals who work with individuals with autism spectrum disorders- to become sponsors. A limited number of opportunities are available including utilizing exhibition space, underwriting meals or providing promotional materials.

For more information contact Krista Hughes
573.884.5164

 



Speaker Disclosures

 

Evdokia Anagnostou – Holland Bloomview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Financial
Dr. Anagnostou receives a salary as a senior clinician scientist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.  She is also a consultant for Roche Canada and Takeda Canada. She receives research funding from Ontario Brain Institute, Brain Canada, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Autism Speaks, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), National Institutes of Health(NIH), Department of Defense USA. She receives book royalties from Springer International publishing and American Psychiatric Publishing Inc. (APPI). She is on the editorial board for Autism Research journal. She will receive a speaker fee from the University of Missouri.

Nonfinancial
Dr. Anagnostou serves on the editorial board for Molecular Autism journal.

Kevin Ayres – University of Georgia
Financial
Dr. Ayres receives a salary from UGA. He also currently receives grant support from the Department of Education and through contracts with the Clarke County School System. He receives stipends for his work and editorship of Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, grant reviews for IES and OSEP. He is a partner in Professional Behavioral Consulting LLC that provides behavior analytic services to schools and other agencies. He will receive a speaker fee from the University of Missouri.

Nonfinancial
Dr. Ayres is on the editorial boards of the Exceptional Children, Remedial and Special Education, Journal of Special Education Technology, Education and Treatment of Autism and other Developmental Disabilities. He is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children and Association for Behavior Analysis International.

Janice Chan – University of California, San Diego
Financial
Ms. Chan receives a salary as a staff member of the University of California, San Diego. She will receive a speaker fee from the University of Missouri.

Nonfinancial
Ms. Chan served on the board of directors and travel training team member for Miracle 139 International, which provides free-of-charge special education and inclusion training in developing countries.

Wendy Chung – Columbia University Medical Center - SFARI
Financial
Dr. Chung receives salary from Columbia University and Research Funding from NIH and Simons Foundation. She will receive a speaker fee from the University of Missouri.

Nonfinancial
None

Dennis Debbaudt – Debbaudt Legacy Productions, LLC.
Financial
Mr. Debbaudt receives royalties from his book and payments for a variety of public speaking engagements. He will receive a speaker fee from the University of Missouri.

Nonfinancial
None

Amy Esler – University of Minnesota
Financial
Dr. Esler receives a salary from the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians. She also receives research support from: the Center for Disease Control, the Simons Foundation and the Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Esler also provides independent contracted work as a trainer on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule and Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised. She will receive a speaker fee from the University of Missouri.

Nonfinancial
Dr. Esler is a member of the stakeholder committee on a statewide committee to develop an early intensive behavioral and developmental intervention benefit run by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Louis Hagopian – Kennedy Krieger Institute
Financial
Dr. Hagopian receives a salary as a faculty member of the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He receives grant support from the National Institutes of Health. He will receive a speaker fee from the University of Missouri.

Nonfinancial
Dr. Hagopian serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. He is on the Advisory Board of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, and on the Professional Advisory Board of Alpine Learning Group.

Stephen Kanne — University of Missouri, Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Financial
Dr. Kanne receives a salary from the University of Missouri, grant support from NIH, CDC, Autism Speaks, and the Simons Foundation.

Nonfinancial
Dr. Kanne serves as a reviewer for several ASD related journals, and is an active member of the following: ABPP, INSAR, and APA. He is also an ADOS/ADI-R trainer.

Amanda Kelly – University of West Florida – Hawaii Cohort
Financial
Dr. Kelly is employed as Director of Anuenue Behavior Analysts, where she overseas the management of daily company operations.  She is also serving in the role of Director for the University of West Florida- Office of ABA, Hawaii Cohort.  In additional Dr. Kelly is contracted with Relias Learning: Autism Solutions (online) to provide free monthly online webinars for educators and behavior analysists. She will receive a speaker fee from the University of Missouri.
 
Nonfinancial
Dr. Kelly manages and runs online social media persona: Behaviorbabe.  For several years, Dr. Kelly has served on the board for the Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis, currently operating on the Legislative Committee and Events Committees.  In additional Dr. Kelly is also serving as Past President for the Dissemination of Behavior Analysis – Special Interest Group (DBA-SIG), as well as an Advisor for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.  In 2016, Dr. Kelly also joined the Hawaii Disabilities Rights Center (HDRC) board as a member.

Tiffany Kodak – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Financial
Dr. Kodak receives a salary from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She also receives support as an associate editor through the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and third-party reimbursement from insurance companies for early intervention services to clients. Several of Dr. Kodak’s students have receives research fellowships for research projects (one of which does relate to her presented topic). She will receive a speaker fee from the University of Missouri.

Nonfinancial
Dr. Kodak is on the editorial board for The Analysis of Verbal Behavior and Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, and is an Associate Editor for Learning and Motivation. She also is a guest editor for Learning and Motivation.

Kara Gross Margolis – Columbia University Medical Center
Financial
Dr. Margolis receives a salary as a Pediatric Gastroenterologist at Columbia University Medical Center and as a research and clinical consultant at the Center for Discovery. Dr. Margolis receives research support from the National Institute of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) and the Department of Defense.

Nonfinancial
Dr. Margolis is a consultant for The Center for Discovery. She is a Councilor for the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. She serves on the editorial board for the American Journal of Physiology and Neurogastroenterology and Motility.

James McPartland – Yale School of Medicine     
Financial
Dr. McPartland receives salary from Yale University. He also has paid employment with the following: Guilford publishing, Springer publishing, National Institute of Helath, Janssen, various speaking engagements (including University of Missouri), Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Associate Editor, Forensic consulting. He will receive a speaker fee from the University of Missouri.

Nonfinancial
Dr. McPartland has professional affiliations with the following: Benhaven board, Autism Science Foundation board, International Society for Autism Research board, Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities Associate Editor, Editor Encyclopedia of Autism and Related Disorders, ASD Fitness Board

John Miller – ASD Independence
Financial
John Miller is an ASD teacher in Palm Beach County Schools. He received royalties from his book, Decoding Dating and his presentations throughout North America and Europe.  He will receive a speaker fee from the University of Missouri.

Nonfinancial
Mr. Miller is a member of ASF Executive Board, FAU CARD Constituency Committee, and Autism Society of America Panel of Advisors of Individuals with Autism.

Kathryn Peterson – Munroe-Meyer Institute – Institute of Nebraska Medical Center
Financial
Dr. Peterson receives a salary as a faculty member of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She receives grant support from the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Diversity Funds to conduct research on effective treatments for food selectivity in children with autism spectrum disorders. She will receive a speaker fee from the University of Missouri.

Nonfinancial
Dr. Peterson serves on the Nebraska Association for Behavior Analysis (NEABA) board as the secretary.

Janine Stichter – University of Missouri
Financial 
Dr. Stichter receives a salary from the University of Missouri. She receives book royalties from Pro-Ed and Pearson. Dr. Stichter also does business consulting not related to the presentation topic. She will receive an additional speaker fee from the University of Missouri.

Nonfinancial
Dr. Stichter does occasional, non-paid consulting with schools. She serves on the editorial board for several special educational journals.

Wendy Stone – University of Washington
Financial
Dr. Stone receives a salary as a faculty member of the University of Washington. She receives research funding from the NIH and authorship royalties from Vanderbilt University for the Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers (STAT). She will receive a speaker fee from the University of Missouri.

Nonfinancial
None

Zachary Warren – Vanderbilt Univeristy
Financial
Dr. Warren has funding from research and service grant contracts paid to his institution from the following: Center for Disease Control, Health Resources and Services Administration/Maternal and Child Health Bureau, National Science Foundation: Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems, National Institute of Health, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (CDC: U53 DD01170-01;  HRSA/MCH: 6T73 MC00050-12-02, MCH R40; NIH/NIDCD:  R01 DC13767-01; NIH/NICHD:  R01 HD039961, R01 HD073984-01, R01 HD057284, P30HD15052,    U54HD083211; NIH/NIMH:  R01 MH1000301, R01 MH091102, R21 / R33 MH103518, R34 MH104428; NCATS: UL1TR000445; HHSA: 2902012000091; 2752008004C; 2902007 NSF: CBET-0967170, CBET-1264462). He also receives support from the following:  Autism Speaks – Autism Treatment NetworkAutism Intervention Research Network – Physical Health; Marino Autism Research Institute Simons Foundation – Baby Siblings Biorepository; Simons Foundation - Junior Investigator Grant Simons Foundation – SPARK study; Tennessee Early Intervention System;  Tennessee Department of Education; Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

Dr. Warren is also involved with Industry Supported Trials providing research support to his institution: Cognoa; SynapDx; Stemina
He will receive a speaker fee from the University of Missouri.

Nonfinancial
Dr. Warren is on the editorial board of Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities and Autism and is a member of American Psychological Association (Divisions 33 and 53) and International Society for Autism Research.

Mary Jane Weiss – Endicott College
Financial
Dr. Weiss receives a salary from Endicott College. She is also a part-time consultant at Melmark, Inc. in Berwyn, PA, and at Eden, Princeton, NJ. Dr. Weiss receives royalties for books and chapters in multiple texts. She will receive a speaker fee from the University of Missouri.

Nonfinancial
Dr. Weiss serves on multiple boards and panels (non paid) – including the Organization for Autism Research and Little Star Center.

Thomas Zane – University of Kansas
Financial
Dr. Zane receives a salary from the University of Kansas. He is employed at a program for children with autism in Pennsylvania (PAAL program) and The Children's Center for Communication and the Beverly School for the Deaf. Dr. Zane earns royalties for writing 3 chapters in a book on fad treatments in autism. He will receive a speaker fee from the University of Missouri.

Nonfinancial
Dr. Zane is on the Executive Board for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, and is on the Advisory Board for Little Star School in Carmel, IN (not paid)