Autism Speaks National Conference for Families and Professionals
1st Annual Autism Investment Conference
26 July 26 - July 27, 2013
The Hilton Columbus at Easton Columbus, Ohio

Confirmed Speakers

Amy Hess, BA photo

Amy Hess, BA

ATN Site Coordinator

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Amy Hess has an extensive background in working with people with disabilities.  She was employed as the Community Employment Manager with a County Board of Developmental Disabilities and was the Project Manager for the Creative Career Development grant funded by the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council. 

In 2007 Amy joined The Ohio State University LEND program as a

Family Faculty and was active in teaching the LEND seminar, clinical activities, grant writing, instructing via the Nisonger Online Orientation to IDD and project management.  

Currently Amy is the Site Coordinator for the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) where she is actively engaged in community outreach, clinical quality improvement initiatives, research coordination and family centered care development. Amy is also on the Family Advisory Council at NCH. 

Amy holds a B.S. in Communications from The Ohio State University and completed a Masters Certificate program in Rehabilitation Administration at DePaul University in Chicago.  

Amy is also the parent of a really cute, funny, free-spirited child with Autism and his witty and charming older sister.  She and her husband are very active in autism projects in the central Ohio area and she is currently the Vice President for the Central Ohio chapter of the Autism Society of America. 


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