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Promising Pathways

The Road to Best Practice in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Educating families, educators, healthcare workers, and community members in serving individuals with autism.

Dear Promising Pathways Community,


After careful consideration and much reflection, the Promising Pathways committee has decided to cancel this year’s conference. We are grateful to all who have worked to plan, organize and sponsor this event and look forward to returning in 2021. Please save the date for next year’s conference, scheduled for April 10th, 2021.

Thank you to all who have contributed their time and resources to this year’s event, we will be in touch regarding your sponsorship and next year’s conference. We hope you will all join us again in 2021!




The Promising Pathways Planning Committee






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About the Conference:

Each year we welcome 300—400 parents, educators, healthcare workers and community members interested in serving individuals with autism spectrum disorder to the Promising Pathways conference. Through donations from our generous community and business sponsors, we are able to continue to offer the conferences at no charge to attendees.

While we do not specifically endorse sponsors, we do encourage you to visit our vendor exhibits during the conference and learn more about the programs and services available in our area. If you are in helping to sponsor this year's event, please contact us.


Co-Charis for Promising Pathways Planning Committee:

Dr. Joanna Salapska-Gelleri
Assistant Professor, Cognitive Psychology
Ms. Leigh Anna Nowak
Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
Autism Consultant
University of South Florida

Contact email:

What we do

We are committed to educating all families, educators, healthcare workers, and community members interested in serving individuals with autism. We commend community collaboration with the success of Promising Pathways.

Support Promising Pathways

If you or your organization would like to help sponsor the 2020 conference, please email or call 239-745-3400. 

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Thank you to our 2019 Program Sponsors:

APEX massage

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Familty Care Council

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Florida Autism Center


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Lee County Schools
Lee Health
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My Autism Connection
Osterhout McKin logo
PBS logo
PEPSA logo
Salus Care logo
SpringBrook logo
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The Promising Pathways planning committee does not endorse any specific vendor or sponsor at the conference. Vendors and sponsors are exhibiting to help you with your search for programs and practices for people with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities.