​​2016 Indiana

ReThinking  Autism



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Learn about cutting edge autism research and evidence-based practices related to the diagnosis, treatment, and education of individuals on the autism spectrum.

If you were unable to attend, you can still support the work of

Optimal Rhythms, Inc./ACCESS Academy, by making your tax deductible gift in celebration of Autism ACCEPTANCTANCE Month.  

Help us reach our goal of $50,000!!!!!

If you can't be a part of the conference you can still show your support by joining us for the World Autism Acceptance Day Benefit Luncheon featuring Randy Beard; local musician, recording artist, and Lyrical Engagement Specialist. See some of the special moments Randy and Optimal Rhythms, Inc. have created for some amazing students at ACCESS Academy. It promises to be a powerful way to kick off the celebration of World Autism Acceptance Month. Tickets for the luncheon are still available and only $25.00.  

The Rethinking Autism Conference will bring together hundreds of voices as a passionate network to inspire hope and ignite change.

Come explore compelling research that challenges our original understanding of autism spectrum disorder and uncovers the evidence behind  innovative and neurologically-based sensory supports and accommodations that are increasing functioning  through improved regulation, reliable communication, and lasting behavioral outcomes for individuals on the spectrum.

Conference participants will engage in multi-modal learning experiences from Elizabeth Torres, PhD, Researcher with Rutgers University; Suzanne Oliver, Clinician, Founder and Executive Director of Neurologic Music Therapy Services of Arizona; Jayme Whitaker, System of Care Expert from FSSA; and a panel of autistic self-advocates who will discuss critical issues related to educational access for students on the autism spectrum.   Read More>

Why Attend?





You are invited to the 2016 Rethinking Autism Conference! Join us April 1-2, at the Airport Holiday Inn  in Evansville, IN.

Hear from individuals on the spectrum about how their lives have been changed when those around them learned to rethink autism.

Conference hosted by:

Explore important autism research and treatment  models that are informing clinical and educational practices around the country. 



Your registration fee includes:

  • Two days of conference programming with internationally recognized speakers

  • Continuing education credits (Professional Registration Only)

  • Silent Auction/Door Prize Drawings

  • Ample Parking

  • Vendors/Exhibitors

  • Snack on each day

  • One ticket to the Rethink Autism Benefit Luncheon on Saturday

  • Group Discount Code for Conference Hotel offering a $99/night hotel rate (Includes free hot breakfast)

There are a limited number of need-based scholarships that will be awarded to students and family members (one per family limit) for those who are interested in attending but cannot afford the fee. Scholarships are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact Optimal Rhythms, Inc. via email (admin@optimalrhythms.org) for information.

Register TODAY!!