Autism Summit

Idaho Autism Summit

Virtual (Un)Conference 2021

April 10 & 24

Improving Mental Health
of Children and Adults with
Autism Spectrum Disorder

What is an (Un)Conference?

The Idaho Autism Summit presents our 2021 virtual (Un)Conference!

We know in these uncertain times that things look a little different. This is why we're moving the 2021 Autism Summit to an online format. The virtual (Un)Conference will feature sessions on April 10 and 24 from 10am to 12:30pm MT on Zoom.

We are planning to provide a way for all people to share their lived experience, knowledge, and ideas about creating and promoting acceptance of people with ASD in our communities. NO CMEs / CEs / CEUs.

Join us at this year's (Un)Conference

Each (Un)Conference session will feature stories from our friends and community – your stories.

This year's speakers will share their lived experience, knowledge and ideas about creating and promoting acceptance of people with ASD in our communities.

You can register to attend one or both sessions:

April 10: Individuals and family members share their stories, featuring:

  • Katie Hodges
  • Ian Bott
  • DR
  • Valarie Illguth
  • Bailey Butterfield
  • Ron and Robby Oberleitner

April 24: Educators and professionals provide insights into what they’ve learned working with the ASD community, featuring:

  • Nick Browneller
  • Janessa Thomas
  • Abhilash Desai
  • Toni DiPetrio
  • Adrienne Seamans

We want each (Un)Conference session to feature stories from our friends and community – your stories. Can you speak to the human experience? What experience transformed you? What story do you have to tell? What would you like to share?

All great ideas (with a hefty dose of passion and courage) are welcome – they do not have to be “evidence-based”. All speakers are welcome – you do not have to be an "expert”. You just have to speak from the heart. Submissions are due by January 31, 2021. 

We are looking for:

  • Ted Talk like sessions – 5 to15 minutes long
  • Positive, inspiring, passionate solutions-focused talks
  • Presentations that will inspire and transform (raw and straight from the heart)
  • Poems, art, comedy, and other forms of expression are welcome
  • Involvement of individuals with Autism and their families (planning to execution) is top priority.

If you have any questions about registration or the Autism Summit (Un)Conference, please contact Richelle Tierney at richellet@uidaho.edu.

Previous years

Check out our previous Autism Summits, including guest speakers and their presentations: