This event was sponsored by the Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area (SFASA), a grassroots nonprofit organization that strives to improve the lives of those affected by autism in all six major Bay Area counties, and by the Stanford Autism Center at Packard Children’s Hospital. This was the conference’s sixth year. The conference, of the Bay Area’s premier events of its kind was attended by over 450 people.
Mark’s presentation: Integrated, multigenerational planning: How to provide for a vibrant legal and financial future for your loved one with autism highlighted strategies to integrate legal, financial and long-term care issues into an optimized special needs plan.
Mark joined many local business and community leaders as a speaker at the conference. The all-day event featured six informational sessions and many individual forums and seminars. Each presentation addressed the many needs and interests of parents, caregivers and professionals of children and people with autism. Other topics included housing, public benefits, legal and financial planning, mental health, education, and more.
Mark is the author of numerous published pieces, including the book Facing the Reality of Long Term Care, which he coauthored with his father Attorney Michael Gilfix. He is a sought-after national speaker on topics related to estate and special needs planning.
The SFASA conference was held at the Li Ka Shing Center at Stanford University from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on the event or its organizers, visit SFASA online at https://www.sfautismsociety.org/.