The 9th annual DFW Autism Conference presented by Families for Effective Autism Treatment - North Texas (FEAT-NT) will be held at the Hurst Convention Center on February 1st and 2nd, 2018. The two-day conference brings together experts for two days of training that focus on ways to improve the quality of life for those with autism and special needs, their families, caregivers and professionals working with them.
With autism now affecting 1 out of every 68 children, and 1 out of 42 boys, support in DFW is greatly needed. FEAT-NT is excited that this training will bring families and professionals affected by autism together for guidance, training, and to share our struggles and accomplishments and this is made possible through the Conference Legacy Sponsor, The Jordan Spieth Family Foundation.
The presentations will cover areas of behavioral and developmental therapies/strategies and family issues. It is presented for Educators, Therapists, Healthcare Professionals, Caretakers, Parents and anyone who wants to learn more about services and treatment for individuals living with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD, ADHD and other learning disabilities.
With autism now affecting 1 out of every 68 children, and 1 out of 42 boys, support in DFW is greatly needed. FEAT-NT is excited that this training will bring families and professionals affected by autism together for guidance, training, and to share our struggles and accomplishments and is made possible through the Conference Legacy Sponsor, The Jordan Spieth Family Foundation.
“It’s an amazing scope of services that FEAT offers, right here in DFW,” said Shawn Spieth. “By providing a conference that assembles all of the important constituents in a special needs child’s life, including parents, family members, teachers, therapists, and professionals, there is a great opportunity for valuable information sharing. The Foundation is very pleased to support FEAT as they work hard to ensure many children with special needs have access to important resources.”
Conference presentations will vary address topics of all ages. Sessions will cover topics on behavior management, classroom teaching, data collection, social skills, working with and understanding special education law, teaching language, advocacy, transitioning into the workforce, homebased/community living, and much more. Individuals will find that the tools and techniques presented in this conference are effective for not only Autism Spectrum Disorders, but for other disorders distinguished by developmental delay.
FEAT–NT is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization run by volunteer parents that have children with autism who know first-hand the daily struggles of life. FEAT-NT provides guidance and support to over 4,500 individuals every year in the North Texas autism community through support group meetings, parent mentoring, community autism awareness, family fun days, and professional training. Over the course of time, FEAT-NT’s educational opportunities and conferences have educated more than 15,000 parents and professionals in the autism community.