Request for Proposals: SFASA Webinar Series
Background: Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area sponsors webinars to better inform and network autism/DD families in the Bay Area and beyond. The series serves as an adjunct to our popular annual conferences focusing on adult autism/DD issues, offering supplementary information while also probing new topics.
Subject areas may include, for example:
• Housing for adults with autism/DD
• Adult day programs and employment
• Health and well-being for adults
• Social and recreational opportunities
• Financial planning and estate planning (special needs trusts)
• Conservatorships and legal protections
• Regional centers and public benefits
• Support options for non regional center clients
• Safety and civil rights
• Severe behaviors
• Crisis care
• Policy and advocacy, federal, state and local
• Autism data and demographics
• Sexuality and relationships
• Research, new developments
• Hot topics
Topics should fall under any of those broad categories, or other categories affecting the well-being of families and adults affected by autism/DD. To be considered, all topics and presentations must support the SFASA Mission / Vision / Values.
Format: Webinars can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours, and can feature from 1 to 6 presenters. During these webinars the presenter is not shown onscreen, rather the contents of his or her computer screen is captured and shared in real time. Most presenters use PowerPoint or Keynote. Participants ask questions by typing and the SFASA moderator will read them to the presenters during Q/A periods. The webinars are recorded and archived and can later be accessed from the sfautismsociety.org website. The platform is GoToWebinar.
SFASA invites you to submit a proposal using the Expression of Interest form below. We need your name, contact information, proposed name for the session, description of the proposed session, brief bios of proposed speaker(s). Presenters can be located anywhere in the world, but the target audience is the autism/DD community in the San Francisco Bay Area. Most webinars will take place at 10am PST.
SFASA will consider all proposals as initial concepts and will contact you to further develop the proposal, if appropriate. Final determinations are at the discretion of SFASA. The costs of the webinars are borne by SFASA. Presenters are not compensated. Presenters may not use SFASA webinars as a platform to further commercial interests, and must disclose conflicts of interest, if any.
If you have any questions, please email SFASAwebinars@gmail.com. Thank you for your participation!