Agenda 2022

2:00pm EST/11:00pm PST


Jackie Czyzia, MPH
Senior Program Manager, MCH Technical Assistance, AUCD

Paige Bussanich Falion, MS
Senior Program Manager, CYSCHN

John Tschida
Executive Director, AUCD

Terrance Moore
Chief Executive Officer, AMCHP

Lauren Ramos
Director, Division of MCH Workforce Development, MCHB

2:15pm EST/ 11:15pm PST

Voices from the Field: Addressing Workforce Challenges for Those Serving the Autism Spectrum/Developmental Disability Community

Marilyn Augustyn
Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, President, Society for Developmental & Behavior Pediatrics

Yetta Myrick
Parent & Founder of DC Autism Parent (DCAP), Act Early Ambassador, Public Member, Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, Member, DC Developmental Disabilities Council

Ivanova Smith
Self-Advocate Faculty, University of Washington LEND, Activist advocate, AtWork! Employment Agency, Public Member, Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

Ida Winters
Family Engagement Specialist at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, LEND Family Peer Mentor, ECHO Accelerated Equity Learning Community Team Member

Timotheus (TJ) Gordon Jr.
Research Associate, Institute on Disability and Human Developments at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Co-Founder of Chicagoland Disabled People of Color Coalition

3:30pm EST/12:30pm PST

10 Minute Break

3:40pm EST/12:40pm PST

Breakout Discussions

Recruitment Challenges for the Workforce

Retention Challenges for the Workforce

Mental Health Challenges for the Workforce

Educating Policymakers on Workforce Challenges

Training and Service Delivery Challenges for the Workforce

4:40pm EST/1:40pm PST

Report Out

4:55pm EST/1:55pm PST

Closing Remarks

5:00pm ET/2pm PST

Optional Virtual Happy Hour