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Keynotes and Speakers

We have many wonderful speakers participating in our conference this year! You can learn about them by clicking on this link.

Lamar Hardwick, DMin

Lamar Hardwick is a father, husband, pastor, author, and autism advocate. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University as well as a Doctor of Ministry degree from Liberty University School of Divinity. In addition, Dr. Hardwick is a graduate of the Yale School of Divinity Clergy Scholar Program. Dr. Hardwick is a contributing writer to multiple blogs and magazines including The Mighty, Key Ministry, Christianity Today, Huffington Post, Autism Parenting Magazine, and Zoom Autism Magazine. In 2014, after years of silently struggling with social anxiety and sensory processing issues, Dr. Hardwick was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of 36. He is the author of I am Strong: The Life and Journey of an Autistic Pastor (2017). He is currently the lead pastor of Tri-Cities Church located in Atlanta, GA.

2020 Virtual Conference Sessions

Diversity in Neurodiversity: The Future of Autism Advocacy
Keynote • Session Day 1

Straight from the Source: African American Parents
Workshop Session • Session Day 1

Love, Marriage, and Fatherhood: Perspectives from the Spectrum
Workshop Session • Session Day 2

Lauren Moskowitz, PhD

Dr. Lauren Moskowitz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at St. John's University in Queens, New York. Her research focuses on behavioral assessment and intervention for problem behaviors and anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD). She has co-authored several papers and book chapters, and has presented at numerous international, national, and regional conferences. Dr. Moskowitz has been teaching several undergraduate and graduate courses covering ASD and DD, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Positive Behavior Support, and has been on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions since 2013.

Dr. Moskowitz earned her B.S. from Cornell University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University under the mentorship of the late Dr. Ted Carr, one of the co-founders of Positive Behavior Support and Functional Communication Training.

2020 Virtual Conference Sessions

Managing Anxiety in Individuals with Autism
Keynote Session • Session Day 3

Intervention for Challenging Behavior in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Workshop Session • Session Day 3

Deep Dive: Assessing and Treating Anxiety in Individuals with Autism
Workshop Session • Session Day 4

Deep Dive: Assessing and Treating Anxiety in Individuals with Autism (continuation)
Workshop Session • Session Day 4

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