Skirboll Conference

Each year, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities and the division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics hosts the Skirboll Family Autism Conference in Rochester. This free, 3-day interactive conference offers information sessions presented by national experts on various topics related to autism spectrum disorder. It is developed in collaboration with individuals with ASD, families, agency representatives, and community members. The 2021 Skirboll Family Autism Conference is made possible with support from the Skirboll Family Foundation and the Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder (RRCASD).

2021 Conference Presentations

Disabling Segregation - Keynote
with Dan Habib

Navigating Next Steps Following an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis
with Lisa R Luxemberg, LMSW, Brenna Cavanaugh, PsyD, BCBA-D, Kelly Manigault

Mind the Gap: A Caregiver-Focused Program to Help Families Navigate a New Diagnosis
with Suzannah Iadarola, PhD, BCBA-D, Ann Scherff, M.S.,  Jeannine Garfield

Discussing Elopement and Safety for Individuals with ASD and Related Disabilities
with Deputy Brendan Hurley, Susan Hyman, M.D., Deputy Chris Jocolano
Deputy Marc Schell, Christine Sheffer Ed.D