Lewis County Autism Coalition to Virtually Host 12th Annual Southwest Washington Autism Conference on Thursday, Oct. 20


The 12th annual Southwest Washington Autism Conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, according to a news release from the Lewis County Autism Coalition.

The conference, which will be held over Zoom, will include more than 20 live and pre-recorded presentations focused on topics surrounding autism, resources, training and advocacy.

“Join along with other community members, parents and educators as we grow together as people and professionals with topics to educate and empower ourselves and one another,” the news release states.

Topics speakers will present about include school, the workplace and the community as they intersect with autism. The keynote speaker will be Kerry Magro, an award winning professional speaker and best-selling author.

Magro, who is on the autism spectrum, has overcome obstacles on the path to his achievements. He received his doctorate in educational technology leadership from New Jersey City University and is currently founder and chief executive editor of KFM Making a Difference, a nonprofit focused on disability advocacy and housing.

State Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, will deliver the opening address.

The conference is sponsored by Lewis County, Molina Healthcare, TwinStar Credit Union, Cascade Community Healthcare, Sensory Tool House, Lucky Eagle Casino, Family Education Support Services, Northwest Pediatric Center and Washington Healthplan Finder.

Clock hours are available for educators. Clock hours must be registered in advance to obtain credit.

Scholarships and group discounts are available by request via email at conference@lcautism.org. Prospective participants are asked to email before registering if interested in scholarships or discounts.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit LCAutism.org/Conference and complete ticket purchases via Zoom Events (linked from the conference landing page on the website).