Canopy to Co-Sponsor Autism Conference at Mississippi College in October

Mississippi College, co-sponsored with Canopy Children’s Solutions, is pleased to present the Haley Rose Gunter Autism Conference, “Navigating Autistic Life: Our Journey Together” on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. The event will be held at Anderson Hall on Mississippi College’s campus in Clinton.

“Our idea is to truly journey together and learn from one another,” said Cindy Melton, Dean of the Mississippi College School of Education. The conference seeks to provide the best services and care for children with autism.

The conference opens with Donna Gale Gunter of Madison, discussing the journey with her daughter, Haley Rose, who has autism. Dr. Mark Yeager, CEO of TEAAM Autism, will deliver the keynote address followed by three breakout sessions.

As co-sponsor of the event, Canopy is pleased to offer the following breakout sessions for Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Continuing Education Units (CEU):

Laura Katherine Barker, MS, BCBA
Evaluating a Model of Effective Staff Training
(1.5 BACB Type 2 Supervision CEs)

Dr. Chris Furlow, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Assessment and Treatment of Severe Problem Behavior
(1.5 BACB Type 2 CEs)

Dr. Jim Moore, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA
How Humans Learn:  Implications to Applied Behavior Analysis and the Treatment of Autism
(1.5 BACB Type 2 CEs)

BreAnna Newborne, MS, BCBA, LBA
Applied Behavior Analysis and the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder
(1.5 BACB Type 2 CEs)

Nicole Thomason, MS, BCBA, LBA
The Role of Instructional Control in ABA Therapy
(1.5 BACB Type 2 CEs)

Registration for the conference is $50 for teachers, administrators, and other professionals; $35 for parents and family members of individuals with autism—lunch is included. Registration for continuing education units will be available on-site and may require additional fee depending on the type of certification. CE units will be available for educators through Mississippi College. Canopy will offer BCBAs the opportunity to earn up to 4.5 CE clock-hours and Social Workers up to 5.75 CE clock-hours through participation in all sessions. Click here for a printable version of Canopy’s BCBA CEU information.

For more information, please contact Shirley Tipton at or call 601-925-7667. You can also visit to access the registration form and find additional details.

Canopy Children’s Solutions is an approved provider for the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Work & Marriage and Family Therapist: DP#SW14002, Renewal Date 3-6-20. Social Workers may receive up to 5.75 CE Clock Hours by attending all sessions on October 10, 2018.
Canopy Children’s Solutions has been authorized as a provider of Type II continuing education by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board: BACB ACE Provider # OP-18-2815. BCBA may receive up to 4.50 CEU’s by attending Breakout Sessions I, II & III on October 10, 2018.

2018 Children’s Mental Health Summit

The Fifth Annual Children’s Mental Health Summit, hosted by Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy), will take place Thursday and Friday, May 10-11, at the Jackson Hilton Hotel in Jackson, Miss.

The theme for this year’s event is Every Child Can Be a Success: Creating Positive Outcomes. This two-day event will feature a half-day pre-conference on Thursday, May 10, with breakout sessions on varied topics that affect Mississippi families and children. The main conference will follow on Friday beginning at 8:00 a.m. featuring Scott D. Miller, Ph.D., of the International Center for Clinic Excellence as keynote speaker. In addition to the keynote, Canopy is pleased to welcome speakers Teresa R. Mosely, M.Ed, and Nick Hughes, M. Div., who will share their personal testaments of triumph over tragedy. A complete list of speakers and topics can be found on the event website.

“It is important that we provide tools to those who work with children so they can better support the intricate needs of the children they serve,” said Canopy CEO John Damon, Ph.D. “We have been very successful in bringing in speakers for the Children’s Mental Health Summit who challenge conventional thinking and broaden our skills as clinicians, teachers, social workers, child advocates and parents. I’m very excited about the opportunities that we will have again this year.”

Registration for the pre-conference is $50 per participant and $100 per participant for the main conference on Friday. Participants may choose to attend one or both days. These fees include the cost of materials, breaks, lunch (Friday only) and Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Licensed counselors and social workers can receive up to 9.5 CEUs for attending both days of the summit. Licensed educators may also receive up to 1 CEU credit for participation.

For complete information on the Children’s Mental Health Summit, including registration and information on overnight accommodations, please visit or contact Kym Williams at 601.352.7784.