Emory Autism Center 2020 Summer Conference has ended
The Emory Autism Center’s Monarch Summer Conference is for anyone involved with the education of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) including educators, vocational providers, behavior specialists, school administrators, paraprofessionals, speech and occupational therapists, rehabilitation counselors, school psychologists, parents, family members, mental health providers, families of individuals with ASD, and individuals with ASD.

We are featuring 25 sessions with top notch speakers in education and transition for students with ASD. Please identify the appropriate track (parent, education, transition) that will fit your interests/needs in order to identify sessions to attend.

Christina Gonzalez

Tapestry Public Charter School
Academic Support Specialist
Christina Gonzalez is the Academic Support Specialist and the Special Education Department Chair at Tapestry Public Charter School, in Dekalb County. She is a certified special education teacher who obtained her Master’s Degree in Administration and School Leadership from Concordia University of Chicago in 2012.  Prior to serving in her current role, Christina spent many of her early teaching years in self-contained classrooms, serving students on the autism spectrum. After relocating to Atlanta in 2015, she co-taught at both the middle and high school level, where she developed a deep understanding of the role that special educators play in the co-taught classroom. Christina currently works directly with teachers at Tapestry to provide small group intensive instruction within the inclusive classroom. She supports co-teaching teams during the planning process in order to plan for small group instruction, while demonstrating how to differentiate lessons and accommodate curriculum as needed to best serve students. Christina is committed to establishing a fluid learning environment by coaching teacher teams in the implementation of best practice supports and strategies in the co-taught classroom.