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Every Child Conference 3nd Edition: “Collaborative Channels” By Com.It.Es SF On December 07, 2019

Since 2017, Every Child annual conference aims to empower adults who surround our children on their role in children’s wellbeing within all areas of their growth and development, as well as to attest to the public’s growing awareness of Every Child’s basic rights. In the past two years, Comites SF partnered with Early Days Autism Center and Every Child to bring together two conferences focused on two different topics: child-centered approaches of education, and social and emotional development. 

This year, Every Child’s topic will be focused on “Collaborative Channels”. Communication is a two-way street that plays a key role in creating and fostering strong, positive relationships in the dialogue on inclusion between all the stakeholders: the world of research and the world of intervention, the community, the schools, and our homes.  The purpose of Every Child 2019 is to create a collaborative channel to guide, manage, and improve communication by offering a series of events to engage the community and disseminate the Every Child mission.


8:30 – 9:00        Registration open with Coffee & Pastries
9:00 – 9:10        Welcome from Irene Russo, Early Days Autism Center – University of Salerno
9:10 – 9:20        Welcome from Francesca Morabito, President of the Italian Language and Culture Commission of Com.It.Es.
9:20 – 9:30        Welcome from the Consulate of San Francisco

9:30 – 11:30     First Session: Inclusive Program in the US and in Italy          

Chair Dr. Cynthia Zierhut, Early Days Autism Center
Prof. Paola Aiello, University of Salerno
Dr. Filomena Agrillo, University of Salerno
Prof. Umesh Sharma, Monash University Melbourne
Dr. Catherine Tsao, WestEd
Kathy Wahl, Director of the Santa Clara Office of Education
Dr. Emanuela Zappala’, University of Salerno

11:30 – 11:45   Break           

11:45 – 1:20    Second Session: EBPs and NDBI for Children with ASD in School

Chair Dr. Cynthia Zierhut, Early Days Autism Center
Prof. Brian Boyd, University of Kansas
Prof. Cheryl Dissanayake, La Trobe University
Prof. Lindee Morgan, Emory University
Prof Michael Siller, Emory University
Prof. Stephanie Shire, University of Oregon

1:20 – 1:30    Conclusions

CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: teachers, therapists, and instructional assistants can receive a Certificate of Attendance in order to request professional development credits from their county.


Invited Speakers

Click HERE to read more info about speakers


Location and parking

Club Fugazi – Italian Community Services Large Heritage Room, 3rd floor 678 Green Street San Francisco, CA 94133 directions 

Parking garages nearby here



Available on the SF Com.It.Es. website

Webinar for attendees living outside the Bay Area

Event Registration form on the SF Com.It.Es. website


Flyer/Postcard: download here