Save the Date: July 14 – 15, 2022, Orlando, Florida (USA)
Registration and Room Blocks are now available! Current details on the agenda, COVID-19 protocols, and more are below and will continuously be updated as we continue to secure speakers. Please be sure to read through all the important information listed here fully.
Please note that confirmation of SATB2-associated syndrome diagnosis is needed to ensure that our conference is supporting our SAS community. If you have not already done so, please submit a copy of your diagnosis via email to YAZarate@uams.edu and KBBosanko@uams.edu.
- SAS Attendee – Free
- Adult – $90 each
- Children (age 3 – 18) – $50 each
- Age 2 and under – Free
Registration includes a pass to all conference sessions, two lunches, and a welcome bag. Registration closes on June 10, 2022, or sooner if we reach meeting space capacity.
Childcare will be provided on-site by a professional childcare company during the two-afternoon sessions for a minimal fee of $15 per day per child. The afternoon sessions will cover important topics from our lead researchers and clinicians and will allow parents and caregivers to fully focus. We are finalizing details with our childcare company for age requirements and registration. Please indicate your interest in childcare for both your SAS family member and siblings on your registration form.
We are still currently looking into live streaming options and will update our site and community once we have details on the addition of this option.
If your business is interested in being a sponsor or contributing financially to help offset our costs, please reach out to us to discuss further at email@example.com.
- Wed, July 13, 2022 – Guest arrival and Conference Check-In
- Thur, July 14, 2022 – 9 am to 5 pm EST; Conference Sessions – Lunch Provided
- Friday, July 15, 2022 – 9 am to 5 pm EST, Conference Sessions – Lunch Provided
We are pleased to announce our lineup of guest speakers and topics. We are still adding to our list and will post a completed schedule as soon as it is available.
- Financial Planning by Sarah AuMiller, J.D., B.C.S. of The Law Offices of Hoyt & Bryan, LLC
- Individualized Education Plans by Amy Van Lew of Believing in All Children
- AAC 101, types of AAC, myths, and how to get started by Carolyn Buchanan, M.A., CCC-SLP, ATP, CBIS of University of Central Florida, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
- AAC Next Steps by Nancy Harrington, M.A., CCC-SLP, ATP of University of Central Florida Communications Disorders Clinic
- Strategies to support special needs siblings by Emily Holl of the Sibling Support Project
- Adult Living Options by Stephanie Watkins
- Roundtable Discussion Groups both days – opportunities for smaller round table discussions on topics of interest to you such as parents of an adult SAS child, toilet training, behaviors, therapy ideas, dad support group, and more!
- Medical and Scientific presentations from:
- Katie Bosanko, M.S., LCGC, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
- Dr. Yuri Zarate, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
- Dr. Jennifer Fish, UMass Lowell
- Dr. Kirt Simmons, DDS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
- Ashlen Thomason, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Sibling Support Session
New this year, we are pleased to offer a facilitated sibling support session! Emily Holl, Director of the Sibling Support Project, will host a SibShop session dedicated to siblings on Thursday, July 14th, from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. SibShops are a lively, action-packed, three-hour workshop that provides support and guidance to typically developing siblings of children with special needs. This SibShop will be a time to celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs and connect with others to share their unique experiences through discussion and activities. Please indicate your interest on the registration form.
The health and safety of all attendees at the 2022 SATB2-Associated Syndrome Family Conference remains our number one priority. We will continue to monitor the venue’s COVID policies, government mandates and policies, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, and public health advancements. As information about the virus continues to develop, we will adjust our approach as needed and keep you up to date with new developments to ensure a coordinated and safe environment for our conference attendees.
We will continue to follow federal, state, and local city regulations for any further changes and make updates to this policy when additional information becomes available. These items are subject to change at any time.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Participation in conference events and activities carries some risk, and by attending, Attendees assume responsibility for their own well-being. All Attendees must follow posted instructions while participating in SATB2 Gene Foundation Conference events and activities. Failure to follow all protocols in effect and required by the SATB2 Gene Foundation, the venue providers, and governing authorities during the Conference may result in registration cancellation without refund. To read the full COVID-19 waiver, please click the button below.
Photo and Video Release
The SATB2 Gene Foundation (SGF) will be photographing and video recording parts of the conference. The SGF reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by SGF, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent, or legal guardian. To read the full photo/video release, please click the button below.
Please complete this registration form to reserve your spot for you and your family today.
Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive, 8001 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819.
Important Information about the hotel: We have a block of rooms available for our group. Our room block rate includes preferred building placement on the property and the resort fee waived. Please note that these buildings are all two-story buildings, and elevators are not equipped in the guest room buildings. When reserving, please note if you need a ground floor unit, and the hotel will accommodate requests as they can. If you need a handicap accessible room, please select that room type (scroll to the bottom of the booking screen).
2 Double Beds: $139 per night (plus taxes and fees)
1 King Bed: $139 per night (plus taxes and fees)
Family Suite (1 King Bed with bunkbed): $179 per night (plus taxes and fees)
Family Suite (2 Double Beds with bunkbed): $179 night (plus taxes and fees)
Rooms must be reserved by June 13, 2022, or sooner to guarantee the preferred room rates and accommodations.
If you need to cancel your conference registration and do so by June 1, we are able to offer you a full refund, minus process fees, for your conference registration. If you need to cancel your conference registration on June 2 or later, we are not able to offer you a registration refund.
COVID-19 Cancellation Policy
If you have a late cancellation due to COVID-19, please send a written request and proof of positive test to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration refunds will be issued within two (2) weeks after the conclusion of the Family Conference minus credit card processing fees. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our attendees safe by staying home if sick. All hotel room reservations must be handled with the hotel directly.
Need more information?
We’re happy to help answer any other questions! Please send us an email to email@example.com for assistance. We also have a Facebook group for attendees to help coordinate outings and answer questions – join our group to connect with others!