Julie Artigliere Cavalier
Julie Artigliere Cavalier
Julie Artigliere Cavalier, Ph.D., CCC/SLP is a speech-language pathologist with over thirty years’ experience as a healthcare and education professional. She was the founder of two businesses providing speech pathology services for children and adults with diverse needs in private practice, public schools, and hospitals. Julie has taught at the graduate level at universities throughout the Front-Range. She is multi-disciplinary team member and leader. Julie has previous experience on several boards including Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Chapter, Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Board of Trustees Chair, Admissions/Retention Committee for a local private high school and Coolest Women We Know, a technology- focused organization supporting women.
Amy Brooks, M.Ed., holds a Master’s in Education, specializing in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. As an individual born with Cerebral Palsy, along with her professional experience across all environments, Amy has thrived by adapting. She welcomes growth opportunities to educate herself and others in ways that will reflect purpose-driven living.
Career highlights for Amy include Graduate Assistant Transition Coordinator for Kent State University’s Center for Innovation Transition and Employment; Independent Living Skills Summer Camp Director and Relationship Education Co-Facilitator for IGNITE Collective, Inc., and Inclusion Specialist for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, California.
Currently residing in Ohio, Amy provides private tutoring to students in Reading and Language Arts. She also serves on the Advisory Board for Elevatus Training.
Flannery is a PhD candidate in the Computer Science department at the University of Iowa, focused on Human-Computer Interaction advised by Prof. Juan Pablo Hourcade. She works on the StoryCarnival project, which seeks to iteratively develop and evaluate the effectiveness of technology supports for children's development of executive function skills through sociodramatic play. She is interested in developing accessible and socially responsible technologies with and for young children and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Flannery has a B.A. in Computer Science and Psychology from Earlham College and was a 2021-2022 trainee in the Iowa Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Program (ILEND).
Currently the Head of Misty Robotics, Inc. based in Boulder, CO, we are building the robot that could spark "robots for everyone." Misty Robotics’ vision is to put a robot in every home and office. These robots will be seen and treated as our friends, our teammates, and a part of our families -- performing helpful tasks, providing safety, and interacting with humans in entertaining and friendly ways that have only been seen before in science fiction. We are taking baby steps today towards this vision with the Misty II - the world's first professional platform robot targeted at software developer(s) building robot solutions/apps (that will end up in an app marketplace for all to consume) and schools who want to teach the next generation about the AI/Robot revolution (i.e. the next revolution after the Industrial Revolution).
Jason Lynch is the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Foundry, a venture capital firm based in Boulder, Colorado. Prior to joining Foundry, Jason was a partner at Davis, Graham, & Stubbs, one of Denver’s leading law firms, and he began his legal career in New York at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He previously served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Temple Grandin School, which serves middle and high school students on the autism spectrum.
I’ve been living in Sacramento California as a self-advocate and my passion is self-advocacy. I am a dedicated individual likes to help others advocate for themselves, And I teach them the power of self-advocacy. In 2010 I
contracted with Supported Life Institute a nonprofit that provides full inclusion for people with disabilities who puts on conferences twice a year for people with disabilities. I am independent contractor who helps promote self-advocacy and start chapters. I am the Secretary of South Area Peoples First. And was the former vice president of ASAN Sacramento which advocates for autistic adults. And I’ve been very active in self-advocacy both in area board 6 and area board 3. I was former president of Person Centered Services Self-Advocacy Chapter in Stockton, and I’ve been very active in the area meetings. And I’ve been involved in the California Memorial Project which takes place every year to remember people who died in the institutions. I'm on several boards like the Alta CAC. Also the Peer Advocacy connection which is over the people first chapters in Area 3. I on the Supported Life Conference Team which plans the Supported Life conference. I'm also adviser to two self-advocacy chapters I help them run their meetings and go along with agenda. I currently go around to conferences and day programs. And I educate people on self-advocacy and how to be assertive. I currently have a web site named www.staradvocacy.com.
Yasser is currently a senior data analyst at a Fortune 25 healthcare company supporting members of an ACA marketplace insurance plan. Prior to working in the data/tech sphere, Yasser spent over 7 years volunteering and then working as a therapist with autistic children. During this time, Yasser developed a strong passion for finding the best possible therapy solutions, often using an iPad and experimenting with different apps. Yasser is also very excited about utilizing the latest technologies to help develop beautiful, responsive websites for non-profit organizations, like Peerbots, that enable them to carry out their missions. Yasser has a BS in Psychology as well as an MBA from George Mason University.
Lea Anne Paskvalich
Lea Anne Paskvalich
Lea Anne Paskvalich is Executive Director of the Autism Society of Colorado, Founder of Next Steps Consulting LLC and the former Director of Admissions and Public Relations for Temple Grandin School in Boulder, Colorado. For the last 20 years she has worked to connect autistic individuals and their families to education, employment, resources and relationships that help them thrive, not just survive.