Guest Speakers

We would like to welcome and thank the following guest speakers to The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism’s 4th annual autism conference in Savannah, Georgia.

Lynn Adams

Lynn Adams

PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Adams is a nationally certified Speech-Language pathologist with over 30 years of experience working with children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Lydia X. Z. Brown

Lydia X. Z. Brown

J.D.

Lydia X. Z. Brown, J.D., is a disability justice advocate, organizer, and writer whose work has largely focused on violence against multiply-marginalized disabled people, especially institutionalization, incarceration, and policing.

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Andrew Bulla

Andrew Bulla

PhD, BCBA

Andrew Bulla, Ph.D, BCBA, is an assistant professor of psychology at Georgia Southern University-Armstrong Campus.

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Thomas F. Coleman

Thomas F. Coleman

J.D.

Tom Coleman is an attorney and advocate who has spent his career fighting for guardianship reform, and access to justice for people with developmental disabilities.

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Christine Cridland

Christine Cridland

OTR/L

Christine is a licensed and registered occupational therapist with over 20 years experience whose true passion is supporting children in the school setting with an emphasis on handwriting.

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Gereen Francis

Gereen Francis

BCaBA

Gereen Francis is a Behavior Specialist at The Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University where she provides training in the use of positive behavior interventions.

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Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin

PhD

Dr. Temple Grandin, PhD, is a world-renowned autism activist, best-selling author of multiple books and an internationally recognized expert in Animal Welfare and Behavior. Dr. Grandin is one of the most accomplished and widely-known autistic adults in the world.

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Kristi Hofstadter-Duke

Kristi Hofstadter-Duke

PhD

Dr. Hofstadter-Duke is a pediatric psychologist specializing in development, behavior, and learning. Dr. Hofstadter-Duke’s also has published research in the area of behavioral psychology.

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Bora Kim

Bora Kim

BCBA

Bora Kim is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Assistant Program Manager at The May Institute of Savannah.

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Paula Kluth

Paula Kluth

PhD

Dr. Paula Kluth is a consultant, teacher, author, advocate, and independent scholar. She is a former special educator who has served as a classroom teacher and inclusion facilitator.

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Jack O'Connor

Jack O'Connor

MS Ed., BCBA

Jack is the School Director for The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism. He has over ten years experience working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings.

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Allison O'Hara

Allison O'Hara

Allison O’Hara is a Community Services Specialist at the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University.

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Morénike Onaiwu

Morénike Onaiwu

Morénike is a woman of color with disability, an educator, a writer, public speaker, parent, and global advocate.

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Suzette Rosario

Suzette Rosario

BCBA

Suzette Rosario is Board Certified Behavior Analyst at The May Institute in Savannah. She has worked with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities for nearly 10 years.

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Kyler Shumway

Kyler Shumway

MA

Kyler is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at George Fox University. He is a public speaker and autism advocate and author of “The Friendship Formula.”

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Dana Smith

Dana Smith

MT-BC

Dana Lee Smith is a licensed and board certified Music Therapist.

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Miyah Sundermeyer

Miyah Sundermeyer

Miyah is an advocate for disability rights in Georgia, and works for the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University.

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Molly Tucker

Molly Tucker

MSW

Molly Tucker is a PEERS® Certified School-Based Provider and a Community Services Specialist at the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University.

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Timothy Vogt

Timothy Vogt

Tim Vogt is Executive Director at Starfire Council in Cincinnati. Starfire’s mission is to build better lives for people with developmental disabilities.

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Derek Volk

Derek Volk

Derek Volk is a businessman, supporter of Autism awareness, philanthropist, and author of the book: Chasing the Rabbit – A Dad’s Life Raising His Son on the Spectrum.

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Dylan Volk

Dylan Volk

Dylan is a radio, YouTube and Instagram personality. He is also a contributor to his father’s book “Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Autism Spectrum” and author of “Bad Choices Make Good Stories: My Life with Autism”.

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Jennifer Wertalik

Jennifer Wertalik

PhD, BCBA

Jennifer Wertalik, Ph.D., BCBA, is an Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University- Armstrong Campus.

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Daniel Wendler

Daniel Wendler

MA

Daniel is a self-advocate, and national speaker in addition to being a doctoral student in clinical psychology at George Fox University. He is also known for his two TEDx talks, and book titled “Improve Your Social Skills.”

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