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2nd Annual

OT & Autism Summit 


JAN 11th - 15th 2021





for a total paradigm shift in 2021

Join a neurodivergent panel of OTs, psychologists, and autistic self-advocates to overhaul outdated perspectives on autism and learn new strategies to support your clients on the autism spectrum.

This Is a New Years Party

You Don't Want to Miss!

Monday Jan 11 at 12PM EST

Autistic Strengths

Sarah Selvaggi Hernandez (The Autistic OT)

Monday Jan 11 at 4PM EST

Stand-Up Comedy 

Joe Harman (Autistic Comedian)

Tuesday Jan 12 at 4PM EST

Play On: There is No Functional Without Fun
JÂcqûelyn Fede & Amy Laurent (Autism Level Up!)

Wednesday, Jan 13 at 4PM EST

Changing the Paradigm Through Diversity Education

Zosia Zaks (Hussman Center for Adults with Autism & Self-Advocate)

Thursday, Jan 14 at 4PM EST

Effective Self-Advocacy

Dr. Stephen Shore (Professor & Author)

Thursday, Jan 14 at 4:30PM EST

Autism Awesomeness + Kindness 

Jesse Saperstein (Advocate & Author)

Friday, Jan 15 at 4PM EST

Reflecting & Debriefing the Summit

Meg Proctor (Learn Play Thrive) &

Sarah Selvaggi Hernandez (The Autistic OT)



This FREE summit will take place in a private Facebook Group, with talks live streaming into the group. All talks will be 30 to 60 minutes long. When you register you'll be invited to the Facebook Group. While we hope you'll watch live, you'll also have access the the recorded talks for the month of January. Simply RSVP 'YES' using the button below to be invited into the Facebook Group!


And because we love party favors, everyone registered will receive free resources from several presenters to keep the party going.



 An OT & Autism Summit 

Meet Your Hosts

Meg Proctor, MS, OTR/L is the founder of Learn Play Thrive, LLC where she teachers and trains therapists to use a strengths-based approach in their work with autistic children.

Amy Laurent, Ph.D., OTR/L is a developmental psychologist and registered pediatric occupational therapist. Amy is a coauthor of the SCERTS Model and cofounder of Autism Level Up!

JÂcqûelyn Fede, PhD, is an autistic self-advocate, developmental psychologist, and program evaluator. She is an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Rhode Island. JÂcqûelyn is the cofounder of Autism Level Up!


Sarah Selvaggi Hernandez, MOT, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and educator working to promote an intentional identity-first approach to autism and OT. She runs the advocacy site The Autistic OT.

Dr. Stephen Shore is an autistic advocate, consultant, writer, professor at Adelphi University, and adjunct professor at NYU. His work focuses on aligning best practice in supporting autistic people to lead fulfilling and productive lives. His most recent book College for Students with Disabilities combines personal stories and research for promoting success in higher education.

Joe Harman is an autistic comedian who has been a coach/performer/director since 2018 for "An Evening with the Rents", an annual comedy benefit for Camp Encourage. Joe uses his personal mix of gentle excitement and blunt honesty to make comedy that informs the world about autism in a way that everyone can understand.

Zosia Zaks, M.Ed., C.R.C., has worked with autistic adults as a disability counselor for almost 17 years. He has also managed Towson University's Hussman Center for Adults with Autism since 2013, where he teaches service-learning courses that examine autism through a social justice lens.

Jesse Saperstein is an autistic self-advocate, anti-bullying advocate, and best-selling author of two books: Atypical and Getting a Life with Asperger's.