Promising Pathways

Welcome To the 15th Anniversary!

Promising Pathways:The Road To Best Practice in Autism
Spectrum Disorder Conference

 Saturday, April 9th, 2022
FGCU Cohen Student Union

register for free To secure a conference ticket

Please note that in-person seats are sold out, but we still have on-campus simulcast tickets available.
Other ticket categories include on-campus Spanish-language simulcast , and an at-home simulcast link through the registration portal.


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2022 Keynote Speaker
Professor Temple Grandin
Colorado State University

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  • Conference check-in begins at 8:00 am
  • Conference Program 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

Conference Schedule at a Glance

8:00 – 8:45 Registration: Cohen Student Union, Ground Floor 

    • Vendor Tables: Cohen Student Union Atrium 
    • Book signing: Dr. Temple Grandin, Cohen 213 
    • Please note that the FGCU bookstore will not open until 10:00am. 
    • The morning book-signing session will be for those who bring their books with  them. Prof. Grandin’s Books will be available for sale after 10 am in the FGCU  
    • Bookstore for those who wish to purchase a book to be signed by
    • Prof. Grandin later in the day. 

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks 

    •  FGCU President Dr. Michael V. Martin 
    •  Introductions: Dean of Marieb College, Dr. Shawn Felton 

9:15-10:15 Keynote Address: Prof. Temple Grandin, Colorado State University 

    • Title: Developing Different Kinds of Minds 

10:15—11:15               Break 

    • Book signing: Dr. Temple Grandin inside FGCU Bookstore 
    • Vendor Tables  

11:30 – 12:30 Panel Discussion  

    • Panel discussion with Prof. Grandin

12:30 - 1:30 Book signing: Prof. Temple Grandin inside FGCU Bookstore 


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About the Conference:

Each year we welcome parents, educators, healthcare professionals and community members interested in learning about best practices in 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.

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What we do

We are committed to educating all families, educators, healthcare workers, and community members interested in serving individuals with autism by delivering cutting-edge, empirically supported best practices in autism research, treatment and education.

Support Promising Pathways

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

Conference Travel Planning 


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.