This event provided an opportunity to celebrate and applaud organizations and individuals whose innovative and inspirational leadership have made a lasting impact on the lives of patrons and artists of all abilities.
In addition to the awards program, participants networked, engaged in peer-to-peer learning, and learned how to make the arts accessible to individuals on the Autism spectrum.
9:30am – 10:00am Networking/Registration
10:00am - 10:45am Welcoming Remarks & Featured Guest - Roger Ideshi, Associate Professor of Instruction at Temple University
10:45am – 11:45pm Appreciative Inquiry with Katie Curran, Founder and CEO, Proof Positive - "Appreciative Inquiry" poses questions to allow people to dream, to envision elements of a best experience.
11:45am - 12:45pm Panel Discussion - The Role of the Autism Advocate - a panel of peer, family, and self-advocates will share their experiences and stores of outreach.
12:45pm – 2:00pm Awards Luncheon
Championship Award Recipient Don Ehman
Innovator Awards Mayo Center for the Performing Arts, Miracle Project Morristown High School Theatre Department Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Project D.R.E.A.M.