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“Empowering Change: Luv Michael Leads the Way in Building Autism-Friendly Communities at Southampton Conference”

Empowering Communities: The Luv Michael Conference on Autism-Friendly Models

Southampton, NY – The picturesque town of Southampton will be the gathering ground for an innovative and empowering conference presented by Luv Michael, a pioneering organization dedicated to creating autism-friendly community models. Scheduled for September 9, 2024, at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, this event promises to be a transformative day for participants and the broader community alike.

Since its inception in 2019, Luv Michael has made significant strides in enhancing the lives of young adults with autism. Through the establishment of four residential homes, the organization has provided eleven young men and women with a nurturing environment that fosters health, happiness, independence, and self-advocacy. The upcoming conference aims to share these achievements and resources, encouraging others to replicate this successful model in their own communities.

Conference Highlights

Insightful Presentations

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a diverse group of speakers, including key members and representatives from the Luv Michael community. Behaviorists, residents, direct staff professionals, a culinary educator, clergy member, parent, and the founder themselves will deliver insightful 20-minute presentations, offering a comprehensive view of the organization’s approach and achievements.

Engaging Breakout Rooms

The conference will also feature breakout rooms, allowing participants to engage in small group discussions on a variety of topics. These include financial considerations, health and wellness, daily life, social services, and more. These sessions are designed to foster interaction and sharing of ideas among attendees.

Exploring Future Plans

A dedicated segment will delve into Luv Michael’s commitment to ongoing community conversations and emerging topics in the life of the autistic adult. This forward-looking approach highlights the organization’s dedication to continual growth and adaptation to meet the evolving needs of the community.

Recognized Sponsorship Opportunities

The conference boasts notable sponsorship opportunities, with the Tifle Sponsor contributing $50,000, and four Major Sponsor slots available at $25,000—one of which has already been secured by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. Additionally, five slots at $10,000 are open, with one secured by the Rockefeller Foundation. All sponsors will be acknowledged across social media, newsletters, and print materials, showcasing their support for this important cause.

Venue and Contact Information

The conference will take place at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, located at 1 St Andrews Rd, Southampton, NY, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For more details about the conference or sponsorship opportunities, interested parties are encouraged to contact Dr. Lisa Liberatore at

About Luv Michael

Luv Michael is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating meaningful employment and living opportunities for individuals with autism. By developing and sharing a replicable community model, Luv Michael aims to inspire and empower others to make a positive impact in the lives of young adults with autism.

Join us in Southampton to be a part of this inspiring journey towards creating a more inclusive and supportive world for individuals with autism. Together, we can make a difference.

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