Interpreting and Application Services

8th Annual Promising Pathways: National Conference on Autism

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Florida Gulf Coast University

Cohen Center

Registration deadline is March 31st
CEU’s Available

8th Annual

Promising Pathways

The Road to Best Practice in Autism

a conference for families, educators, and
health care professionals addressing
autism spectrum disorders.

Key Note Speaker: Chantal Sicile-KiraChantal Sicile-Kira

leader in the field of adolescence and teansition to adult hood in autism

International speaker

Award-winning author

Founder of

Parent of an adult son with autism


Call for Presentations

Submission Deadline: November 21, 2014

Proposal Guidlines

  • Session Title (12 words)
  • Topic (see below)
  • Abstract (50 words)
  • Participant Outcomes
  • Session Description (research based, 300 words)

*Additional guidelines provided on submission website.

Please Note: We are adding sessions delivered in Spanish to this year’s conference. If this in an option for you, please indicate so in your proposal.

Proposal Topics

  • Communication
  • Social Skills
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Assistive Technology
  • Adult Living

The Planning Committe of the 8th Annual Promising Pathways Road to Best Practice in Autism invites you to submit proposals for presentations at the 2015 conference to be held April 11 at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida.

We are Pleased to announce our 2015 keynote speaker will be Chantal Sicile-Kira, founder of and parent of a son with autism. Chantal will present on Living with Autism: Our Challenges, Our Strengths, Our Dreams.

The Promising Pathways conference is typically attended by more than 400 families, educators, and health care providers from across Florida and beyond. The conference is provided through a collaborative community effort with no fee to attendees or presenters. We hope you will take part in this important event by submitting a proposal.

Proposal Submissions:
Submit here
Contact information, organization, and position/title must be entered for all presenters. Anticipated notification date for the proposal acceptance is December 15, 2014. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Contact Us

Conference Co-chairs, Dr. Carolynne Gischel and Ms. Leigh Ann Nowak, may be contacted at

View the event on FGCU’s website at

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