October 2019 SIG Meeting

Agenda for October Quarterly SIG Meeting 10/23/19:

I. Conference Planning
   A. SIG Meeting food/beverage for meeting Tues 3/24/20 at 5:15 PM
   B. SIG Social Committee (Shannan Terry + others?)
   C.Tween Service Project? (Shannan Terry)

II. Mentoring (Makenzie)

III. Milestones Partnership Update (Makenzie)

DBMH SIG Quarterly Meeting



Dawn Mason

Makenzie Wesner

Kelly Betts (new member from Nebraska)

Angela Johnson-Smith

Daphne Stewart

Sallie Porter

Jenny Whisenhunt

Dawn Neal

Lorrie Stewart-Torres

Amy LaCava

Agenda Notes:

I. Meeting Food

   -Order less quantity

   -Consider coffee/tea service, maybe with cookies or fruit

II. Social Committee

    -Shannan + other members interested

    -Social dinner is at 7 pm-ish

III. Mentoring Idea

    -mentorship component to SIG

    -matching system

    -how to incorporate into SIG?

    -questionnaire to new membership (mentees) vs. also for mentors

    -who to organize (SIG board vs. mentoring committee)

    -keep it loose

    -have the SIG as the matchmaker

    -use the mentoring program as a marketing tool

IV. Milestones Autism Resources Partnership

     -conference 6/11-6/12/20 in Cleveland, OH

     -Call for Abstracts open 11/7-1/15

     -SIG volunteer Lorrie Stewart Torres is coordinating a submission on behalf of our SIG 

     -Makenzie also soliciting other interested potential speakers (SIG members)

     -Makenzie to find out from Leslie Rotsky if Milestones would reimburse conf fee, airfare, and/or hotel accommodations for accepted speakers

    -Consider SIG supporting speaker financially-suggestion was a $500 amount (no opposition voiced from attendees)


Autism Diagnosis Advocacy (Sallie Porter)-SIG could develop a resource of competencies we believe essential for being able to diagnose ASD.

Call-In Info:
Topic: DBMH SIG Quarterly Meeting
Time: Oct 23, 2019 09:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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