AANE’s Fall 2021 Virtual Daniel W. Rosenn Connections Conference


AANE’s annual fall conference presents cutting-edge information of interest to the entire Asperger/autism community: individuals with Asperger/autism profiles, family, friends, and professionals. This two-day virtual conference event will include keynote presentations from Kyle Hill and Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, nine breakout session options, and a variety of topic-based virtual discussion groups. This renowned conference provides an opportunity for the entire autism community to work together, learn, and connect.

As one of AANE’s founding board members, Dr. Rosenn has been tireless in his desire to support and empower the many individuals and families in the Asperger/autism community. Since February 2015, AANE has had the pleasure of recognizing Dr. Rosenn’s decades of service by naming AANE’s annual fall conference in his honor. AANE is grateful for his continued leadership, dedication, and commitment to our shared mission.

DATES: Friday, October 22 & Saturday, October 23, 2021

TIME: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM ET (Please note all times are in Eastern Time)

COST: $40 for AANE Members, $50 for non-AANE Members, $75 for Professional Ticket*

*Please note that the professional attendee ticket is for physicians/professionals seeking CME credits, as well as Massachusetts-based social workers, psychologists, and LMHC's seeking continuing education credits. All professional attendees will be required to complete an evaluation and post-test following participation to be eligible for CEUs. This program is pending approval for continuing education credit.

REGISTRATION: Registration is required. After you have registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration which will include the instructions on how to access the conference. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Contact fundraising@aane.org to learn more about membership. AANE provides discounted and free admission upon request. Contact events@aane.org to inquire further.

REGISTER

ASL Interpreter Services: Please specify on your registration if you would like to request ASL interpreter services. Please request ASL accommodations by October 1, 2021.

Refund Policy: Refunds, minus a $10 processing fee per registration, are available until the end of our business day on October 8, 2021. No refunds/credits after October 8, 2021, including no-shows.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 - AGENDA

Kyle Hill is a science educator and entertainer based in Los Angeles, California. He received his bachelor of science in civil and environmental engineering from Marquette University in 2011, and his master of arts in science communication from the same university in 2013. His work has been published in WIRED, Popular Science, Slate, and The Boston Globe, he has appeared as an expert on Fox News, Al Jazeera America, BBC World Service, and Huffington Post Live, held writing positions at Scientific American and Discover Magazine, and has worked

Morénike Giwa Onaiwu is a highly sought after public speaker, trainer, and consultant who has presented at the White House, the United Nations, and numerous peer-reviewed international conferences. Morénike works collaboratively with various entities, including The Color of Autism, the Institute for Exceptional Care, Autism in Black, Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health, the National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities, the National Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Center, the Cambridge University Autism Centre for Excellence, and the Stanford University Neurodiversity Project to address the needs of underrepresented and marginalized individuals and groups. A contributing author/editor of several publications, Morénike has written for and/or been featured in the NY Times, Psychology Today, the Atlantic, the Today Show, NPR, BBC, Salon, HuffPo, Spectrum, POZ, and Autism in Adulthood, etc. Books include Sincerely, Your Autistic Child: What People on the Autism Spectrum Wish Their Parents Knew About Growing Up, Acceptance, and Identity from Beacon Press, All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism, and the forthcoming Neurodiversity en Noir: A Collection of Black Neurodiverse Voices from Jessica Kingsley Publishing (2022).

*The program schedule is subject to change. 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 - AGENDA

*The program schedule is subject to change. 

Learn More About Our Speakers!

Kyle Hill (Keynote)
Kyle Hill is a science educator and entertainer based in Los Angeles, California. He received his bachelor of science in civil and environmental engineering from Marquette University in 2011, and his master of arts in science communication from the same university in 2013. His work has been published in WIRED, Popular Science, Slate, and The Boston Globe, he has appeared as an expert on Fox News, Al Jazeera America, BBC World Service, and Huffington Post Live, held writing positions at Scientific American and Discover Magazine, and has worked as a TV host/expert for Science Channel (MythBusters: The Search, How to Build Everything), Netflix (Bill Nye Saves the World), and Al Jazeera America (TechKnow). Kyle was the Science Editor of Nerdist.com and host of the popular YouTube science show Because Science from 2014 to 2020. He was named one of the top science communicators to follow by WIRED magazine in 2013 and Science Influencer of the Year by the Outpost in 2020
Morénike Giwa Onaiwu (Keynote)
Morénike Giwa Onaiwu is a highly sought after public speaker, trainer, and consultant who has presented at the White House, the United Nations, and numerous peer-reviewed international conferences. Morénike works collaboratively with various entities, including The Color of Autism, the Institute for Exceptional Care, Autism in Black, Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health, the National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities, the National Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Center, the Cambridge University Autism Centre for Excellence, and the Stanford University Neurodiversity Project to address the needs of underrepresented and marginalized individuals and groups. A contributing author/editor of several publications, Morénike has written for and/or been featured in the NY Times, Psychology Today, the Atlantic, the Today Show, NPR, BBC, Salon, HuffPo, Spectrum, POZ, and Autism in Adulthood, etc. Books include Sincerely, Your Autistic Child: What People on the Autism Spectrum Wish Their Parents Knew About Growing Up, Acceptance, and Identity from Beacon Press, All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism, and the forthcoming Neurodiversity en Noir: A Collection of Black Neurodiverse Voices from Jessica Kingsley Publishing (2022).