2022 Autism Conference Keynote Speakers
Alix Generous is an #ActuallyAutistic advocate for advancing mental health reform and institutional treatment of autistic people. With a particular interest in preventing autism filicide, Alix is passionate about expanding the reach of therapies to all continents. Alix has had five years of professional experience working in behavior analysis but a lifetime of experience living as an autistic person in a neurotypical world. She hopes one day all autistic voices are heard and respected, and to create a world designed to accommodate everyone.
Jed Baker, Ph.D. is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, an organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems. He writes, lectures, and provides training internationally on the topic of social skills training and managing challenging behaviors. He is an award-winning author of eight books, including Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Aspergers Syndrome and Social Communication Problems; Preparing for Life: The Complete Handbook for the Transition to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome; The Social Skills Picture Book; The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond; No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior; No More Victims: Protecting those with Autism from Cyber Bullying, Internet Predators & Scams; Overcoming Anxiety in Children and Teens; and School Shadow Guidelines. His work has also been featured on ABC World News, Nightline, the CBS Early Show, and the Discovery Health Channel.
Jed Baker, PhD
Director of The Social Skills Training Project