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Keynote Speakers

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Keynote Speaker -- Day 1

Tiffany Hammond

Autistic mother, advocate and author

Tiffany Hammond (she/her) is the voice behind the Fidgets and Fries platform. She is an Autistic mother, advocate, and storyteller who uses her personal experiences with Autism and parenting two Autistic boys to guide others on their journey. Tiffany has a Masters in Developmental Psychology and spends her time teaching, coaching, and mentoring others in Disability Justice issues. Her activism is rooted in challenging the current perception of Autism as a lifelong burden, cultivating a community that explores the concept of Intersectionality and inspiring thought leaders through storytelling, education, and critical discourse. Tiffany is the author of the New York Times best selling children’s book “A Day With No Words,” which invites readers into the life of an Autism Family who communicates just as the child does, without spoken language.

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Keynote Speaker -- Day 2

Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP

Co-Director of Cognitive Connections at
The Center for Executive Function Skill Development

Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP is an internationally recognized expert on executive function and presents seminars on the programs and strategies she has developed with her Co-Director Kristen Jacobsen. Their 360 Thinking Executive Function Program received the Innovative Promising Practices Award from the National Organization CHADD. She has presented to over 1800 public and private schools and organizations worldwide. In recognition of their global influence in the field of executive function, Sarah and Kristen were named one of the Top 10 Professional Development Providers for 2023 by Education Technology Insights Magazine.

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