Recent and Upcoming Appearances



Below is a list of my current scheduled appearances.


This page is updated and modified whenever a new appearance is confirmed.

If an appearance is cancelled it will be removed from the list ASAP.


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Contact me for any specific times that any event will be held.


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(NOTE: Anime conventions refer to presentations as “panels,” thus, anytime I post a presentation scheduled at an anime convention, I will refer to it as a “panel.”) 


March 4, 2018.

Steps of Hope for Autism Walk/Run in Minnesota.

Southdale Center.

Edina, Minnesota.

I will volunteer at the event.


March 7, 2018.

Southeastern Wisconsin’s Adult Autistic Navigators Adult Social Group’s Bi-Monthly Meeting.

Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin’s Headquarters.


I will attend the meeting.


March 14, 2018.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center’s Community of Practice on Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities (COP ASD/DD)’ Spring Meeting.


Madison Area Technical CollegeTruax Campus.

Madison, Wisconsin.

“SELF-Determination with James Williams”


March 16 – 18, 2018.

Animatic Con 2018: A Con With A Cause.

Quality Hotel Cincinnati Blue Ash.

Blue Ash, Ohio.

“Autism in the Anime Fan Community”


March 20, 2018.

The Treffert Center.

Leaders Beyond Boundaries of Autism Group.

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

“A Guide to Utilizing Popular TV Shows to Teach Awareness of Autism”

This will be presented to the Beyond Boundaries of Autism’ leadership group for teens and young adults with autism.


March 27, 2018.

Autism Society of Minnesota’s 2018 Annual Meeting.

Autism Society of Minnesota’s Main Offices.

St. Paul, Minnesota.

I will attend the meeting.


April 3, 2018.

Gingerbay Café.

Hollywood, Florida.

“What Are The Issues of the Marginalized Groups in the Autism Community?”

This presentation is part of a community Autism Awareness event, organized by Al-Nisa Hayden, and also features self-advocate with autism Lara Anat Grabois.


April 6 – 8, 2018.

Anime Detour 2018.

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.

Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Panel 1: “Teaching Disability Awareness thru Anime”

Panel 2: An Anime Music Recorder Concert”


April 10, 2018.

Students on the Spectrum (S.O.S.) Club.

Indiana Memorial Union.

Indiana University.

Bloomington, Indiana.

“A Guide to Utilizing Popular TV Shows to Teach Awareness of Autism”


April 17, 2018.

AuSM’s Day at the Capitol.

Sponsored by the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM).

Minnesota Department of Transportation Building.

St. Paul, Minnesota.

I will attend the event.


April 19 – 21, 2018.

Autism Society of Wisconsin (ASW)’s Annual Conference.

Kalahari Resort + Convention Center.

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

“Social Teaching Strategies for Individuals with Autism from the Anime Community”

A co-presentation with individual with autism Rosie Ruiz.


April 24, 2018.

St. Agnes Hospital.

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

I will be a panelist on a panel presentation about health and autism, with the members of Agnesian Beyond Boundaries of Autism’s Leadership Group for Adolescents and Adults with Autism.


April 25 – 28, 2018.

Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM)’s Annual Conference.

DoubleTree Park Place.

St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

“Teaching the Teacher: Managing Your Class with ASD

A co-presentation with Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan, Ph.D., and Erin Farrell, MA, BCBA. 


May 4 – 6, 2018.

No Brand Con 2018.

Chula Vista Resort + Conference Center.

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

Panel 1:  “An Anime Music Recorder Concert” 

Panel 2: “Autism in the Anime Fan Community”

Panel 3:  “Teaching Disability Awareness thru Anime”


May 7, 2018.

Autism Society of Northeastern Wisconsin’s Adults with Asperger’s Support Group.

Options for Independent Living.

Green Bay, Wisconsin.

An Open Discussion with James Williams”


May 12, 2018.

Autism Awareness Acoustic Concert, hosted by 7000apart.

A Fundraiser for the Autism Society of Wisconsin.

Sluggers Sports Bar.

Appleton, Wisconsin.

“Why Is Autism Advocacy Important?”

This presentation will be part of this event, which will also feature multiple musical groups, and individuals with autism Kenzie Stoss and Arianna Griffore.


May 16, 2018.

Community of Practice in Autism in Rhode Island’s May Meeting.

Student Union Building, Rhode Island College.

Providence, Rhode Island.

“In and Out: Stories and Strategies in Special Education”


May 18 – 20, 2018.

Anime Central (aCen) 2018.

Hyatt Regency O’Hare + Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Rosemont, Illinois.

Panel 1:  “Teaching Disability Awareness thru Anime”

Panel 2:  “An Anime Music Recorder Concert” 

Panel 3: “Autism in the Anime Fan Community”


May 25 – 27, 2018.

AniMinneapolis 2018.

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.

Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Panel 1:  “Teaching Disability Awareness thru Anime”

Panel 2:  “An Anime Music Recorder Concert” 

Panel 3: “Autism in the Anime Fan Community”


May 30, 2018.

University of Wisconsin South Madison Partnership, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Madison, Wisconsin.

I will attend the event.


June 8 – 9, 2018.

The Institute for Therapy through the Arts (ITA)’s 3rd Annual Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Conference.

Adler University.

Chicago, Illinois.

Keynote Presentation: "A Whole New World: A Collection of One-Act Autism Follies"


June 14 – 17, 2018.

The 20th Anniversary Family Café.

Hyatt Regency Orlando.

Orlando, Florida.

Presentation 1: Social Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities via Online, Tabletop, and Video Gaming: An Overview”

Presentation 2: “Living with the Physiological Issues of Autism: A Personal Story”

Presentation 3: “The Anime Connection: Utilizing Anime, Manga, and Related Media to Teach Disability Awareness”


June 23, 2018.

Milwaukee’s Urban Autism Summit 2018 – Leadership Throughout the Lifespan.

Penfield Montessori Academy.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

I will attend the Urban Autism Summit.



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