NDASD Virtual Seminars

Welcome to the 2021 North Dakota Autism Spectrum Disorders Conference!

We are celebrating this year with a virtual seminar featuring some amazing speakers and topics. Because of our supporting sponsors, and the savings that come with a virtual conference, we are able to recognize 2021 with a $21 per day conference! Registrants will have access to recorded sessions for 30 days to accommodate those who may be unable to attend live sessions and Certificates of Attendance will be available for each day following completion of seminar evaluations.

If you need financial assistance or have any other questions please email eventsupport@annecenter.org or call Jodi Thoreson at 701-952-5127


Haley Moss

Haley Moss was diagnosed with autism at age 3 and made international headlines for becoming the first documented openly autistic attorney admitted to The Florida Bar. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 2018, and graduated from the University of Florida in 2015 with her B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Criminology.

Haley’s next two books, Great Minds Think Differently: Neurodiversity for Lawyers and Other Professionals and The Young Autistic’s Independence Survival Guide will be available later in 2021. She is the author of “Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About” and “A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About.” Her writing about autism and neurodiversity has been featured in publications such as HuffPost, Teen Vogue, Bustle, Elite Daily, and The Mighty. Haley also co-hosts the Spectrumly Speaking podcast, which is dedicated to women on the autism spectrum.

She was appointed to the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, the Florida Bar Journal Editorial Board, the Florida Bar Standing Committee on Diversity & Inclusion. Haley also serves on the constituency board for the University of Miami – Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

Jennifer Flores

Jennifer is a member of the North Dakota Autism Spectrum Disorder Advocacy Coalition, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, and the North Dakota Governor’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force. Advocating beyond acceptance, Jennifer challenges ignorance and prejudice, promoting inclusion in education and community, stressing the need for embracing Neurodiversity.

Originally from San Diego, she’s made a home in North Dakota teaching out of her music studio and working as a freelance musician performing locally for churches and with community bands as well as the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Martha Burns

Dr. Martha S. Burns has been a practicing speech language pathologist in the Chicago area for over 40 years. She is employed in the neuroscience technology industry and serves on the Faculty of Northwestern University, in the area of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. Dr. Burns is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has received honors from Northwestern University, other universities, hospitals, and professional organizations. She has authored 4 books, two assessments, and over 100 book chapters and articles. Dr. Burns consults with many school districts around the world. She presents 50-75 invited in-services, keynotes, webinars and continuing education courses world-wide each year on neuroscience applications to education and clinical practice.

Day 1 Schedule - April 27th

9:00am - 10:30am: Neurodiversity in Autism Spectrum Disorders - Haley Moss

10:30am - 11:00am: Break

11:00am – 12:00pm: Empowering Girls and Women on the Spectrum - Haley Moss

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Break

1:00pm - 2:00 pm: Power of Positivity - Jennifer Flores

2:00pm - 2:15pm: Break

2:15 - 3:30pm: Celebrating Diversity through Action – Haley Moss

Day 2 Schedule - May 6th

9:00am - 10:30am: Moving on up to Executive Functioning - Dr. Martha Burns

10:30am - 11:00am: Break

11:00am – 12:00pm: Neuroscience and ASD Updates - Dr. Martha Burns

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Break

1:00pm - 2:30 pm: Breaking the Cycle of Challenging Behavior - Dr. Martha Burns

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming North Dakota Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference events at this time. Keep up-to-date with our latest events, news and more by following us on social media!

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