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.

Rachel McCann

SEC (Powers Ferry)
Dr. Rachel McCann is currently the autism coordinator for Fulton County Schools. Dr. McCann has worked in many areas of special education from inclusion to self-contained autism. She has had the opportunity to provide supports to students with disabilities in the eligibility areas of autism, emotional behavior disorder, and intellectual disabilities. Prior to joining Fulton, she was part of Henry County Schools’ behavior intervention team providing interventions and supports to teachers in various special education classrooms across the district. In 2016, Dr. McCann was named Teacher of the Year at Callaway Elementary School in Clayton County Public Schools. Additionally, she was one of six finalists for Clayton County Public Schools’ District Teacher of the Year in 2016.
Dr. McCann has had the opportunity to take her work outside of Georgia by volunteering with a school for orphaned students with disabilities in rural Argentina, providing positive behavior and academic supports for teachers with limited resources. She has also provided her expertise in special education and mental health to the publication of several college textbooks and has served as a consultant in the development of university courses on autism. Dr. McCann received her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Valdosta State University and her doctoral degree in special education from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.