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.

Samantha Hebenstreit

Tapestry Public Charter School
Autism Specialist
Samantha began her work with students with autism while attending
The University of St. Thomas in 2000, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in
Sociology and Family Studies. Samantha spent several years working as a Behavior
Therapist before moving to Atlanta to pursue her Graduate Degree in Education at the University of Georgia.
Samantha began teaching in a Self-Contained Autism Classroom in Cobb County in 2011
and then transitioned to the Special Education Liaison position in Dekalb County School
District, where she supported teachers and students with autism, preschool through 21,
focusing on classroom set-up, data collection, and positive behavior supports.
This is Samantha’s third year working at Tapestry Public Charter, where she serves
middle and high school students with autism, as well as supporting teachers and other
staff members to implement Inclusion best practices.