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Schedule and Abstracts – RE-creating RECREATION Conference

The Autism Innovations and Global Impact Conference:
RE-creating RECREATION as a Supplemental Intervention for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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DOWNLOAD – Conference abstracts and learning objectives for all sessions, March 23 & 24, 2023

DOWNLOAD – Conference schedule March 23 & 24th, 2023 | Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K Run/Walk March 25, 2023

March 23, 2023 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | HEALTHY LIVING | WELL-BEING

Keynote Title: Yoga and Autism: Incorporating Movement and Mindfulness as Complementary Therapy
Speaker: Rachel Costello

March 23, 2023 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | HEALTHY LIVING | WELL-BEING

Panel Title: The Benefits of Recreation on the Physical & Emotional Health & Well-being of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Moderator: Dr. Erin Brooker Lozott
Panel Participants: Dr. Stephen Shore, Jen Van Horn, and Dr. Kimberly Watterson-Riviecco

March 23, 2023 | 11:00-12 noon | HEALTHY LIVING | WELL-BEING

Keynote Title: Being your best self: A mindful approach to physical activity, sleep, and overall health
Speaker: Dr. Shannon Dieringer

March 23, 2023 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | ARTS | LEISURE

Keynote Title: Dani’s 13 years of entrepreneur experience
Speaker: Dani Bowman

March 23, 2023 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | ARTS | LEISURE

Part I – Presentation Title: Art, Music, Leisure, & Nature-Based Activities: The positive impact on learning, living, health, & well-being
Speaker: Dr. Amy Wagenfeld
Part II – Panel Title: Art, Music, Leisure, & Nature-Based Activities: The positive impact on learning, living, health, & well-being
Moderator: Dr. Amy Wagenfeld
Panel Participants: Andrew Blitman, Graziella Gadia, Erica Lyles, and James A. Williams

March 23, 2023 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | ARTS | LEISURE

Presentation Title: Using Music to Promote Skill Acquisition using the Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
Speaker: Dr. Marlene Sotelo

 March 24, 2023 | 8:15-9:15 a.m. | SPORTS | FITNESS

Keynote Title: Making Recreation More Therapeutic with the Strategic Use of Evidence-based Practices
Speaker: Greg Connors

 March 24, 2023 | 9:15-10:15 | SPORTS | FITNESS

Co-Presentation Title: Drowning and elopement risks for children with autism: Strategies for reducing risk
Speakers: Dr. Jack Scott and Maricarmen Saleta

March 24, 2023 | 10:30-11:45 a.m. and 1:00-2:15 p.m. | SPORTS | FITNESS

Active Demonstration: Baseball
Demonstration by: The Miracle League of Palm Beach County

March 24, 2023 | 10:30-11:45 a.m. and 1:00-2:15 p.m. | SPORTS | FITNESS

Active Demonstration: Basketball
Demonstration by: High-5 Basketball

March 24, 2023 | 10:30-11:45 a.m. and 1:00-2:15 p.m. | SPORTS | FITNESS

Active Demonstration: Equine Assisted Learning
Demonstration by: Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center

March 24, 2023 | 10:30-11:45 a.m. and 1:00-2:15 p.m. | SPORTS | FITNESS

Active Demonstration: Fitness
Demonstration by: Jason Miletsky, B.S.

March 24, 2023 | 10:30-11:45 a.m. and 1:00-2:15 p.m. | SPORTS | FITNESS

Active Demonstration: Ernie Els #GameON Autism (R) Golf
Demonstration by: First Tee of the Palm Beaches and Joshua Deer, Certified Golf Instructor

March 24, 2023 | 2:15-3:15 p.m. | SPORTS | FITNESS

Presentation Title: Sports & Autism Spectrum Disorder
Speaker: Tiago Toledo

March 24, 2023 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | SPORTS | FITNESS

Panel Title: Form and Function: Using Evidence-based Practices to Increase Therapeutic Benefits across Athletic Disciplines
Moderator: Greg Connors
Panel Participants: Eric Chessen, Joshua Deer, Jason Miletsky, Maricarmen Saleta, and Tiago Toledo

March 24, 2023 | 4:30-4:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

March 24, 2023 | 4:45-5:00 p.m.

Break

March 24, 2023 | 5:00-6:46 (subject to change)

Optional movie: Flip Turn (1 hour and 46 minutes)