SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 9th FROM 8:00am – 5:00pm (PST)
AUTISM AWARENESS: 1 out of 91 CHILDREN HAVE AUTISM
Temple Grandin to Keynote at Free Virtual Conference to Help Parents
Irvine, CA, March 24, 2010 – Sixty families a day receive the devastating news that their child suffers from an autism spectrum disorder. To help these families in honor of Autism Awareness month, AutismCollege.com, a new on-line resource for parents and educators, is co-sponsoring a free virtual conference with 16 autism experts over two days on Saturday, April 9th and Sunday April 10th from 8:00 to 5:00 PST.
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., subject of the recent HBO movie, winner of seven Emmy awards, will be the keynote speaker on Saturday at the “Get Educated About Autism” conference. Dr. Grandin will be discussing “The Basics Every Child Needs to Learn.”
“Due to budget cuts, parents need to educate themselves and to learn practical autism parenting tips ,” explained Chantal Sicile-Kira, award-winning author and founder of Autism College. Sicile-Kira’s son, Jeremy, who was highlighted in the media in June 2010 when he graduated from Torrey Pines High School and gave a commencement speech using voice output technology. “When he was diagnosed, I was told to find a good institution for him. I was given no hope. That’s why I have devoted my life to providing practical information to parents. Jeremy is now attending MiraCosta College, and is a staff writer on the MiraCosta College newspaper, The Chariot.” Sicile-Kira will be the keynote speaker on Sunday, discussing “Empowerment Strategies for Parents: More Than Just Coping.”
Other presenters include: Dr. Cathy Pratt; Dr. Carl Hillier OD FCOVD; Darlene Hanson MA CCC; Nancy Brady Ed-Sp ATS; Elaine Hall; Chantal Sicile-Kira; Areva Martin, Esq; Dr. Feder DFAPA; Julie Matthews; Michelle Hardy M.M., Beth Gallagher; Lauren S. Henry; Brian King LCSW; Lindsey Biel; Eric Chessen; Dr. Jed Baker; Dr. Lori Ernsperger. Just Click InstantTeleseminar
Lauren S. Henry presents at 10am Saturday morning!
“Many parents have a hard time leaving their home to attend conferences. An on-line colloquium is the best way for many people to get information they need without leaving their home. I’m glad I can help make their lives a little easier.” said Ernest Priestly, founder of momsfightingautism.com.
Momsfightingautism.com is a producer of webinars for mothers of children with autism. This website provides the tools and services that allow moms to vent, cope, support and learn from each other http://www.momsfightingautism.com/ Autism College is a place where people can get educated about autism. For information and to sign up for the conference, visit http://autismcollege.com/.
Posted on April 8, 2011 at 11:14 pm by Lauren, your Sensory Design Specialist