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.

Microsoft names Canopy Children’s Solutions as the Charity of Choice for MS Rocks Concert

Empowering every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more is no small feat, yet Microsoft boldly advances their mission yet again by advancing the mission of others. Microsoft has selected Mississippi-based Canopy Children’s Solutions as the Charity of Choice for 2018 Microsoft Rocks (MS Rocks). This benefit concert will be held at 7 p.m. on March 14, 2018, at the Breakers Sky Lounge in Herndon, VA. Proceeds raised by the event will support the advancement of the Canopy Autism Center of Excellence, which is dedicated to helping children on the Autism spectrum and their families to overcome extraordinary challenges.

The MS Rocks opportunity emerged through collaboration of a Canopy-led global volunteer initiative around Digital Transformation for Autism (#DT4A), which is currently working to advance Autism sentiment tools. Many of the volunteers supporting #DT4A came to Canopy through the philanthropic Microsoft Employee Giving Campaign program which encourages Microsoft employees to give generously of their time, talent and resources to a wide range of societal issues.

Teaming Up on Autism

“Relationships matter.  Carefully aligned relationships are transformational. A unique and powerful collaboration has developed between the global mission of Microsoft and the mission of Canopy Children’s Solutions to empower every person with autism to achieve more. Together, we are re-imagining what is possible for these amazing children and families.  We are deeply humbled to be selected by Microsoft Corporation as its charity of choice for the MS Rocks event to support the development of our autism center of excellence,” said John Damon, Ph. D., Canopy’s Chief Executive Officer.

MS Volunteer Collaboration

“Over 30 volunteers from nine countries around the world have volunteered their time and talents to innovate customized, cutting-edge solutions for children with autism,” Damon continued. “Most importantly, this effort has been led by volunteers who know first-hand the importance of this revolutionary work, which holds endless application possibilities for our children who have so much to offer this world. I am immeasurably grateful for Microsoft and the volunteers for empowering Canopy and our children to achieve so much more!”

To purchase tickets to the Washington, DC, MS Rocks event and learn more about how you and your organization can ensure #AllPuzzlesCanBeSolved for #DT4A, please visit