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You’re invited to attend the 7th annual Converge Autism Conference.

Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health invites professionals from across the nation to converge for two days of presentations and breakout discussions covering a wide range of topics related to Autism—from diagnosis, behavioral health, and treatment and therapy results.

Our A-list of speakers will represent a variety of fields including Occupational Therapy, Behavioral Analysis, Special Education, Speech and Language Pathology, and Youth Psychiatry.

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Space is limited!
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Virtual Session Tickets From the 2024 Conference Are Available Until October 10th!

All Keynote and Family Breakout Sessions from the 2024 conference will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing until the middle of October. CE credits for professionals are available.

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Virtual Parent


Virtual Sessions Available for On-Demand


Keynote Sessions

James Ball, Ed.D., BCBA-D
You Can't Make Me

Dr. Peter Vermeulen, PhD
Sensory Issues and Autism: Are They Really Sensory? A Completely New Look at Sensory Issues in Autism from a Predictive Brain Perspective

Rosemarie Griffin, CCC/SLP, BCBA, COBA
The Power of Joint Attention

Carrie Cariello
Autism: Life After High School

Parent Breakout Sessions

Brody Swift, MS, OTR/L and Julie O'Connor, MS, OTR/L  - Promoting Safety and Independence for Young Adults with Autism

Dr. Michael Cummings, MD, and Janell Van Cleve, MSEd, CAS – Diagnostic Overshadowing: What It Is and How to Avoid It in the ASD Population

James Ball, Ed.D., BCBA-D - Enhancing Social Skills Throughout the Educational Years to Adulthood

Krisshonda Odufuwa, M.Ed., BCBA, SLPA, LBA - Challenging Behaviors in Children with Autism

Dr. Peter Vermeulen, PhD - Autism, Friendship and Close Relationships: Clarifying the Challenge and the Challenge of Clarifying

Ryan Platt, MBA, ChFC®, ChSNC™, CFBS - Planning for Two Lifetimes


The 2025 schedule is in the process of completion. We will provide a copy as soon as possible.


The following are agencies we have applied for Credit Hours from and are pending approval.  This list will be updated for the 2024 Summit as approvals are received (Attendees must stay for the entirety of each session in order to receive credit. There will be a check-in and check-out station located at the door of the session.)

  • S.C. Board of Examiners for Counselors,
    Therapists, & Psycho-Educational Specialists
  • *Greenville County School District
    (*Teachers attending can submit for credit through the
    county’s normal process)
  • SC Occupational Therapy Association
  • Autism Society of America (ASA)
  • National Converge Autism Summit 2024 has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-4480.
  • National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)
  • SC Board of Social Workers
  • Pending: SC Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
    (May submit for national credit to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)

If you are interested in earning credit hours, make sure to download the Whova App as each session will have an in-app survey you must fill out. Please make sure to check in and check out of each session and submit your answers to the survey in order to receive credit. Approved credit hours will be emailed after the conference has ended.

Get our official conference app

For Blackberry or Windows Phone, 
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For feature details, visit Whova


Autism Advocates • Applied Behavior Analysis • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry • Clinical Genetics • Occupational Therapy • Family Therapy • Education

The application to speak at the 2025 Converge Summit is now available! If you wish to speak at our 2025 National Converge Autism Summit, please download our speaker application, fill out all forms, and email it back to us in order to be considered. If you have any questions, feel free to email Scott Compton at scott.compton@springbrookbhs.com.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (updates coming soon)

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Dani Bowman
Actor/Advocate/Speaker-Love On The Spectrum

BREAKOUT SESSION SPEAKERS (updates coming soon)



Dr. James Ball, Ed.D., BCBA-D
President/CEO - JB Autism Consulting

Dr. James Ball, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral, is the President/Chief Executive Officer of JB Autism Consulting. He has been in the field of autism for over thirty-five years providing behavioral, educational, residential, and employment services to children and adults affected by autism. He provides private consultation to organizations, schools, and families regarding staff training, parent training, home support services, classroom design/support, functional behavior assessment and behavior management.


Dr. Celine Saulnier, Ph.D. 
President, Atlanta Autism Consortium (AAC)

Dr. Saulnier obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut. She trained and worked at the Yale Child Study Center’s Autism Program for nearly a decade before relocating to Emory University School of Medicine and the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta, GA, where she directed a large-scale clinical research program from 2011 to 2018. In 2018, she opened her own company, Neurodevelopmental Assessment & Consulting Services, where she specializes in diagnostic assessment, as well as teaching and training for autism spectrum and related disorders. Dr. Saulnier has published numerous articles, she is an author on the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Third Edition, and she has written two books, Essentials of Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation and Assessment and Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders.


Chandra Mansell, RN
Assistant Director of Nursing, Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health

Chandra Mansell currently holds the position of Assistant Director of Nursing at Springbrook Behavioral Health in South Carolina. With a rich background exceeding ten years in healthcare, Chandra has cultivated a wealth of experience and knowledge in the industry.
A proud alumnus of the University of South Carolina, Chandra earned degrees in Public Health and Nursing, showcasing a deep commitment to the field. Further advancing this dedication, Chandra is poised to enhance her expertise by completing a second master's degree in the fall of 2024 at Wilkes University. This degree, an MSN specializing in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, represents a significant milestone in their ongoing professional development.
Beyond professional responsibilities, Chandra is actively involved in community service and healthcare advocacy. This dedication is exemplified through a prominent leadership role as the Board President of the Upstate American Heart Association and the Board Chair President of the Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic in Laurens, SC. Additionally, Chandra contributes significantly to various other boards where community engagement and health promotion/advocacy are pivotal.
In every aspect of professional practice, Chandra is committed to delivering exceptional patient care, both at Springbrook Behavioral Health and in broader healthcare initiatives. This commitment to excellence and community well-being positions Chandra as a respected figure in the field of nursing and healthcare leadership.


The National Converge Autism Summit is geared towards professionals in all fields relating to Autism.
However, we invite parents and students to attend as well. Attendees may include Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Independent Therapists, Certified Counselors, Teachers, Mental Health Workers, Occupational Therapists, Board Certified Behavioral Therapists, and Speech and Language Pathologists, and Nurses. Attendance is limited to 600.

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Virtual Sessions

Virtual Professional Ticket - $125.00

Virtual Parent Ticket - $75.00

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Mecklenburg County, NC Residents may submit an application for financial assistance to First in Families.

There are First in Families assistance centers in each NC County, so please contact your individual center for assistance in NC outside of Mecklenburg County.
First In Families of North Carolina: Programs (fifnc.org)

(919) 251-8368


The National Converge Autism Summit will be using an electronic check-in system. Attendees can utilize their smart phones to check in to the conference, have all conference information at your fingertips (session times, room locations, speaker information, etc.), and if you are a professional wishing to receive CEs, you can check into sessions and answer the required survey from the convenience of your phone!

Download the Whova App below.

Get our official conference app

For Blackberry or Windows Phone, 
Click here

For feature details, visit Whova
Converge Autism Location


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Greenville Convention Center
1 Exposition Dr.
Greenville, SC 29601

Converge Autism Accommodations


Looking for accommodations near the convention center? We are pleased to partner with the following hotels in order to give our guests a discounted rate during the summit:

Or if you prefer a different location, click below to search a map of nearby hotels!


Interested in vending for Converge? Would you or your company like to be a sponsor for our summit? Download the vendor/sponsorship packet for all the details surrounding this year's conference and how to register for the event. We welcome you to our exciting event!


This year at the National Converge Autism Conference, we will be giving out one (1) free vendor booth to someone who has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This is a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure as over 400 conference attendees are expected! If you would like to be entered into the booth giveaway, fill out the vendor packet provided in the link above and email the form along with your contact information, product/service information you wish to promote or sell, and supporting documentation of ASD diagnosis that is of public knowledge (DO NOT SEND PERSONAL MEDICAL RECORDS) to FREE VENDOR BOOTH GIVEAWAY. Vendor submissions can be for-profit and non-profit vendors. We will be drawing the winner on February1, 2025. This opportunity is limited to vendors who have been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. Good luck on your entry, we look forward to seeing you there!

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Converge Autism Family Enrichment - CAFE

Each month, a team of our professionals will produce an informational video geared toward specific topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our goal is to help bridge the gap between our patients' stay with us and the transition back into the home environment. Also, we hope to empower families and our patients, and to provide tools that makes that transition successful. We encourage all family members and other natural support individuals to view these monthly presentations to become more in tune with how children and adolescents with autism relate and function in our world.

Look for our educational videos on the 2nd Saturday of each month. After you view the video, we will then give you the opportunity to ask questions specific to the presentation via email with each month’s presenter and the topic.



Setting Up Rewards Programs


This month features Springbrook's BCBA, Kevin Loeb, BCBA. After viewing the video below, you are welcome to submit any questions you may have regarding this month's topic to Kevin until the end of the month.

Submit questions to: cafe@springbrookbhs.com

Please put Family Enrichment Questions in the subject line of your email.

We hope you enjoy the video!


We invite you to listen to Springbrook's Converge Autism Radio, featuring viewpoints and insights about autism for parents and professionals who support children with autism every day. We host speakers and guests based on their expertise and experience in the field of autism, and we want this program to bring you fresh ideas, practical tips and renewed hope. Listen to our growing list of insightful episodes today!


The Springbrook Autism Program grew out of three decades of experience in behavioral and mental health care. We founded the program after recognizing a need in our region for greater support and professional treatments and therapies for families struggling with the behaviors associated with autism.

Our staff strives to create a solid foundation for long-term wellbeing and success outside of the program. We emphasize evidence-based treatments and therapies, such as Occupational Therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis, that have far-reaching benefits beyond the classroom. All of our services are tailored to meet the needs of individual students and their families, and are provided with our client's dignity, respect, and confidentiality in mind.