The Southern Maine Autism Conference is taking a “break” this year but will be back better than ever in 2022!

Lighting the way to hope

Due to COVID-19 and in compliance with CDC guidelines about in–person gatherings, the conference will not be held in 2021.  We plan to be back in person in 2022 and will share information about the 2022 conference date and location as soon as it is available.  

For 12 years, Spurwink and Pine Tree Society have been pleased to present the Southern Maine Autism Conference designed for parents and family members of children with autism spectrum disorders, as well as their educators and other service providers. In addition to our a keynote speaker, we offer a number of breakout sessions covering a wide range of topics. Our attendees are presented with practical tools and strategies that can be implemented immediately in the home, school and community.  Perhaps more importantly, we work hard to create an environment of networking and support. All attendees meet others who understand – and hopefully stay connected beyond the end of the conference.

We will miss seeing you this year, but in the meantime, if you or a loved one requires support with autism services, please contact Spurwink (1-888-889-3903;; or Pine Tree Society (207-443-3341;; 

We thank you and look forward to seeing you in 2022.

Southern Maine Autism Conference

Annual Southern Maine Autism Conference

Questions?  Contact Abby Gordon by email or phone at (207) 386-5963.

Digital Resources from Previous Years:

The Loneliness Epidemic: Autism, Friendship, and Adulthood presented by Kyler Shumway, PsyD & Daniel Wendler, PsyD

Demystifying Self-Regulation Strategies presented by Kira Personette, MOT, OTR/L & Jill Watrous, COTA/L, Spurwink

Assistive Technology for Independent Living and Transition presented by John Brandt, MS.Ed and Ryan Gallant, MOT, OTR/L

Time for school! Assessing and Managing School Nonattendance presented by Gretchen L. Jefferson, Ph.D. NCSP BCBA-D

Improv Your Social Skills presented by Daniel Wendler, PsyD & Kyler Shumway, PsyD

Self-regulation Techniques to Reduce the Occurrence of Meltdowns presented by Brigid Rankowski, M.S.

When It Feels Like More Than Autism presented by Shannon Coray

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words presented by Sheri Sastre and Eric Campbell

Literacy & Autism presented by Linda Bonnar, MA, CCC-SLP, ATP

Summer Camp 101 presented by Dawn Willard-Robinson, Pine Tree Camp Director

The Other Side of the Spoon presented by Gretchen L. Jefferson, Ph.D. NCSP BCBA-D

Am I included? Creative Career Paths for Individuals with Disabilities presented by Brigid Rankowski, M.S.

Made possible by: