Free Online Autism Conference 2011

aprilie 9, 2011

Free Online Autism Conference 2011
When: April 9-10, 2011

Where: Online, No travel required, participate from home
Cost: Free
What: This conference is the first online conference that features 16 speakers including
Temple Grandin. The story of her life was featured on HBO and it won multiple Emmys and a
Golden Globe. She will give our keynote talk: The Basics All Children Need to Learn.
You can ask questions, get answers and participate from home without the expense of travel
or a respite worker. All you need is a phone or a computer and the desire to learn. The theme
of the conference is “Get Educated About Autism.” The topics covered will be communication,
sensory issues, exercise and ASD, inclusion, best practices in educating children on the
spectrum, legal rights, medicine, nutrition and much more. Please log on to for a detailed conference agenda.
Sponsors: and
Featured Keynote: Dr. Temple Grandin
Speakers: 16 total, 1 ½ hour sessions for in-depth Q/A.
Requirements: A PC or a phone is all that you need.
Questions? Call 714-335-8176 and ask for Ernest
Online Autism Conference Agenda
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Track 1 Track 2
Time Speaker Topic Speaker Topic
8-9am Keynote Speaker: Temple Grandin
9-10:30am Dr. Carl
The Ability to Derive
Meaning in the World
For The Child With
Michelle Hardy The Influence of
Rhythm on Movement
in Autism
based on a model
of Cerebellar Dysfunction
11-12:30pm Beth
Customized Support
~ Designing supports
that work, one
person at a time
Lauren S. Henry Effectiveness of
1-2:30pm Dr. Brian
Communicating on
the Spectrum: Best
practices in
supporting workplace
for people with
Elaine Hall Using Creativity and
Joy to Bring out the
Best in Children with
3-4:30pm Lindsey Biel Raising a Sensory
Smart Child:
Practical Solutions
for Real-Life
Dr. Joshua Feder How Medications
Can Help A Good
Plan Work Better
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Track 1 Track 2
Time Speaker Topic Speaker Topic
8-9 am Keynote Speaker: Chantal Sicile-Kira
9-10:30am Dr. Lori
Girls with Autism
Spectrum Disorders
Nancy Brady Making Inclusion
Work – A
Commitment to
Excellence at
School, at Home,
and in the
30 minute break
11-12:30pm Eric Chessen Fitness for the
Autism Population
Darlene Hanson Creating a
30 minute break
1-2:30pm Dr. Jed
All Children Can
Succeed: Effective
interventions for behavioral
and social
Julie Matthews Food Matters for
Autism – Learn WHY
and HOW.
30 minute break
3-4:30pm Areva Martin The Special
Education Puzzle
Cathy Pratt Educating Students
on the Spectrum:
Using Evidence-
Based Practices
Speakers Summaries
Topic: The Basics All Children Need to Learn
Based on her experiences and what helped her become the successful
adult she is today, Temple will discuss the basics that all children – on and
off the spectrum-need to learn. As well, Temple will discuss specific areas
that are difficult for children on the spectrum including:
• The Fright and Flight Response
• Recognize and accommodate neurological differences in home or
• Distinguish between voluntary behaviors and involuntary
• The Importance of mentors
• Learned social skills through shared interests
Dr. Temple Grandin
Time and Date
Saturday, April 9, 2011
8am-9am Pacific
Dr. Grandin presently works as a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado
State University, and has developed her talents into a successful career
as a livestock-handling equipment designer, one of very few in the world.
She also speaks around the world on both autism and cattle handling. Her
fascinating life, with all its challenges and successes, has been brought to
the screen in the HBO full-length film Temple Grandin, starring Clare
Daines. Dr. Grandin’s current bestselling book on autism is The Way I See
It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger’s. She also authored Unwritten
Rules of Social Relationships, Animals Make us Human, Animals in
Translation, Thinking in Pictures, Emergence: Labeled Autistic and
produced several DVDs.
Topic: The Ability to Derive Meaning in the World For The Child With
Vision serves three of life’s most important activities; deriving meaning from
the world, problem-solving and directing the intelligent movement of the
body. Those with autism often have difficulty in these three major activities
of daily living, and it is often a result of a dysfunction in the development of
their visual system. When vision is matched with our other sensory systems,
it can provide for us an opportunity to understand the intentions of others,
understand the function of the things we see, and it lets us know what we
can do with what we see. Everyday we need to solve problems. They may
be as ‘simple’ as; how to walk into a building, or as complex as how to
design that building. Whether we conclude to walk in, or design it, the
subsequent act will require visually guided movement. This discussion will
review some of the underlying visual neurology – including Mirror Neurons,
Magnocellular and Parvocellular visual pathways – that are so important in
child development. I will also review the visual skills important for academic
success, those skills that go far beyond the ability to see 20/20. Most
importantly, once a child’s visual behaviors have been evaluated and
understood, I will discuss various therapies that have shown to be helpful. I
look forward to sharing with you, and answering any questions that you may
Dr. Carl G. Hillier OD
Time and Date
Saturday, April 9, 2011
9am-10:30am Pacific
Carl G. Hillier, OD, FCOVD of the San Diego Center for Vision Care,
graduated from the University of California San Diego in 1977 with a
Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He received a Bachelor of
Science degree at Pacific University in 1980 and then graduated as
a Doctor of Optometry in 1982. He is a Fellow in the College of
Optometrists in Vision Development. Dr. Hillier is an adjunct clinical
professor at the Southern California College of Optometry and Illinois
College of Optometry. In 1992 Dr. Hillier helped found the Vision
Rehabilitation Clinic at the San Diego Rehabilitation Institute at
Alvarado Hospital.
Topic: Customized Support ~ Designing supports that work, one person at
a time
We will take a look at how to create supports for people with Autism in a person
centered manner. We will look at planning tools and philosophies that allow
services to be provided successfully and respectfully. Together we will try to
debunk the myths surrounding person centered planning and the reasons why
it is not used more routinely. After close to 25 years experience with person
centered supports, Beth will share practical solutions and ideas for creating
unique and customized supports for people that have often been labeled as
Beth Gallagher
Time and Date
Saturday, April 9, 2011
11am-12:30pm Pacific
Beth Gallagher is the founder, owner and Executive Director of Life
Works. Life Works was founded in 2004 after Beth moved to San Diego
from Chico, CA. Her work with people with developmental disabilities
began just weeks after graduating from California State University,
Chico in 1986 with degrees in Child Development and Psychology.
While for over 2 decades her emphasis has been on creating
personalized services, she began her career operating group homes for
persons with behavioral support needs and/or medical concerns. The
vast majority of her career has been focused on creating unique support
situations for individuals with severe reputations. Because Beth has
chosen to work with people that have been historically under-served,
she has spent a great deal of time studying person centered planning
methods that allow people to be heard and understood as individuals.
Beth also collaborates with other leaders in the the state of California to
strengthen and enrich supported living services state wide while serving
on the Board of Directors of the California Supported Living Network .
When asked what her mission is Beth says, “My hope for Life Works is
that we can team with people to achieve unique, customized and fully
realized lives. We want to do this one person at a time in a way that
makes particular sense to that person.”
Topic: Communicating on the Spectrum: Best practices in supporting
work-place communication for people with Autism
Communication challenges and Autism go hand in hand. A winning
employment situation requires a unique partnership between those on the
Autism Spectrum, their employer and coworkers. Fortunately, strategies for
creating such a partnership exist and Brian R. King, an adult, parent and
social worker on the Autism Spectrum will teach you ten strategies for
creating an ideal match between a person with Autism Dr. Brian King and their workplace.
Time and Date
Saturday, April 9, 2011
1pm-2:30am Pacific
Brian King is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in
Naperville, Illinois, and he brings a unique three-fold perspective to
the world of Aspergers. Not only does he have two sons on the
autism spectrum and a practice focused exclusively on working
with Aspergers clients and their families, but Brian himself is also
blessed with Aspergers. Brian has become known worldwide for his
positive approach to living the Aspergers experience, and he is
dedicating his time to serving as an ambassador between the
Aspergers and neurotypical communities. His goal is to help both
communities learn to better communicate, appreciate, and
cooperate with each other in a spirit of mutual respect. Brian is also
the author of a few books, including I’m an Aspie.
Topic: Raising a Sensory Smart Child: Practical Solutions for Real-
Life Challenges
This session will demystify sensory processing issues and provide
practical solutions for real life challenges such as:
· Noise and light sensitivity
· Touch sensitivity and related clothing issues
· Taste and smell sensitivity
· Oral comforts
· Difficulty with sleep
Lindsey Biel
Time and Date
Saturday, April 9, 2011
3pm-4:30pm Pacific
Lindsey Biel, OTR/L is the co-author of the award-winning Raising
a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your
Child with Sensory Processing Issues, with a foreword by Dr.
Temple Grandin. She is an occupational therapist based in New
York City, where she evaluates and treats children, adolescents,
and young adults with sensory processing issues, developmental
delays, autism spectrum disorders, and other challenges. Lindsey
specializes in remediating fine and gross motor delays, visual
perceptual skill development, enhancing daily living skills, and
improving sensory processing issues. She also helps families and
schools to make simple modifications at home and school to
enhance a child’s ability to play, learn, and thrive. Lindsey writes
articles for both professional and parenting publications and is a
columnist for Autism Asperger Digest Magazine. She is the cocreator
of the Sensory Processing Master Class DVD program,
runs the website, and has several free web
presentations online. She is a popular speaker, teaching
workshops to parents, therapists, doctors, and others on practical
solutions for developmental challenges and sensory strategies at
home, school, and in the community.
Topic: The Influence of Rhythm on Movement in Autism based on a
model of Cerebellar Dysfunction
The concept of movement differences in autism is quite controversial;
however, research evidence is growing in favor of this theory. This
presenter will review movement abnormalities in autism as they relate to
cerebellar deficits and will look at the use of rhythm within a Neurologic
Music Therapy paradigm to influence movement in persons with autism.
Michelle Hardy
Time and Date
Saturday, April 9, 2011
9am-10:30pm Pacific
Michelle Hardy is a Board-Certified Music Therapist, Fellow of the
Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy, and a Master’s Candidate
at Colorado State University. She is the program director for Kris’
Camp, an intensive therapy camp for children with autism and
their families, and founded the Arizona branch of Kris’ Camp in
2002. Michelle currently has a private practice in San Diego
serving persons with autism and sensory integration dysfunction.
Prior to relocating to San Diego in 2010, Michelle worked in a
variety of locations providing individual and group therapy
sessions to children and adults with autism, developmental
disabilities, and other neurological impairments in home-based,
clinic, and educational settings. These positions included
Neurologic Music Therapy Services of Arizona for a total of 8
years, Summit Music Therapy Services in Colorado for 2 years,
and LaFourche Parish Schools in Louisiana for 3 years. Michelle
received her bachelor’s degree in music therapy from Loyola
University in New Orleans in 1995.
Topic: Effectiveness of Color
Discover the impact color has on all of us, particularly those diagnosed on
the autism spectrum. Colors can often inadvertently impede one’s ability to
focus, concentrate, relax and decompress or simply connect in a positive
and communicative way – our sensory surroundings have much more
bearing over our attitudes and abilities than we realize. You will learn how
to discern what colors, shades and hues work best for your child’s specific
needs as well your own. You will see how all the other sensory elements
such as lighting, texture, scent, sound, spatial surroundings, plants and
more can change everything! Creating an environment that works for you
is fundamental to one rising to their ultimate potential and achieving their
goals much more easily.
Lauren S. Henry
Time and Date
Saturday, April 9, 2011
11am-12:30pm Pacific
Lauren S. Henry is a Color Expert and Sensory Design Specialist
as well as the President/Founder of, With a Brush of Love, a
company that “transforms lives through their surroundings,
particularly those diagnosed with autism and special needs.” This
is accomplished by focusing on the sensory elements that surround
us every day to support the individual needs of each client. She
has been invited to be a guest designer on both HGTV’s “kidspace”
and ABC’s, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” ,Children’s
National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and St. Jude’s
Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Her artwork has also
been featured at The James Gray Gallery in Bergamot Station in
Santa Monica, Ca and she was awarded the Customer Service
“Rave Reviews Award” as one of The Top Ten Best Service
Oriented Companies from the Washington Business Journal. Ms.
Henry has also worked internationally. Most recently she’s taught
and renovated facilities for the U.S. Military and the Exceptional
Family Member Program/MCCS at Camp Foster in Okinawa and
the worldwide volunteer organization, Hands On Tokyo in Japan.
Ms. Henry’s first book, “Unique Kids. Unique Surroundings” was
released in September of 2009 and was also recently highlighted in
the September 10th, 2010 issue of “The Huffington Post!” and most
recently, Lauren was nvited to host the “Inaugural International
Naturally Autistic People Awards” in Vancouver B.C this past
Topic: Using Creativity and Joy to Bring out the Best in Children with
She will include her 7 Keys to Unlock Autism, Living Miracle Minded, and
her “Never Give Up” philosophy as well as her insights into role modeling
with typically developing peers to foster socialization.. She will also
introduce you to several extraordinary youth with autism – verbal and
nonverbal teens who are making a difference in the world.
Elaine Hall
Time and Date
Saturday, April 9, 2011
1pm-2:30pm Pacific
Elaine Hall “CoachE!” was a top Hollywood children’s acting coach
whose life changed dramatically after her son Neal, adopted from a
Russian orphanage, was diagnosed with autism. When traditional
therapies did not work for him, she rallied actors and other creative
people to join his world and Neal slowly emerged out of his
isolation. She then used these methods to create The Miracle
Project a world renowned theater and film program for children of
all abilities, profiled in the Emmy Award HBO documentary,
AUTISM: The Musical. Elaine has appeared on CNN, CBS News,
Oprah Radio and featured in The LA Times, New York Times,
Boston Globe and The Wall Street Journal. She has received
awards from Holly Robinson Peete’s HollyRod Foundation, Autism
Speaks, Autism Society of Los Angeles, Senator Fran Pavley, The
Mayor of Los Angeles, Areva Martin’s Special Needs Network, Etta
Israel, and many more. Her innovative approach to working with
children with autism has created a “movement” with people
requesting The Miracle Project all over the world. Workshops have
been held across the US and Canada and In India and Africa. The
Miracle Project now has ongoing classes in New York City, and at
The Help Group in Los Angeles. Elaine is a keynote speaker at
conferences throughout the US and Canada, including speaking at
The United Nations. The paperback version of her book, Now I See
the Moon: a mother, a son, and the miracle of autism, was recently
chosen by The United Nations to launch for World Autism
Awareness Month. Elaine and producer Diane Isaacs created the
CD Fly: Into Autism which pairs kids with autism and celebrity
artists and was honored at Carnegie Hall. Their latest book, The 7
Keys to Unlock Autism will be released in Fall 2011. In addition to
her work with The Miracle Project, Elaine created and directs an
arts enrichment and a bar/bat mitzvah program for children and
teens with autism at Vista Del Mar in L.A. She lives in Santa
Monica, CA with the two loves of her life, her teenage son, Neal
and her newly wedded play therapist husband, Jeff.
Topic: How Medications Can Help A Good Plan Work Better
Medications cannot take the place of a comprehensive program, but they
might help reduce some symptoms and allow a good plan to be more
successful. This talk will cover some major classes of medications used to
help a broad range of symptoms common in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Dr. Joshua Feder
Time and Date
Saturday, April 9th, 2011
3pm-4:30pm Pacific
Dr Feder specializes in neurobehavioral medicine, applying DIR®/
Floortime with families and in schools. He does research, teaches,
consults, and hosts support groups for professionals and families.
Dr Feder sits on the BRIDGE (Bond Regulate Interact Develop
Guide Engage) Collaborative, a community-wide effort for early
identification and intervention in San Diego County. He serves as
medical education director for the Rady Children’s Hospital Autism
Research Workgroup, and has served on the Autism Committee
and on the Medications and Autism panel of the American
Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr Feder reviews
grants for the Organization for Autism Research and the National
Foundation for Autism Research and is a commentator on
ValeriesList, a web-based information service for autism and
related disorders.
Topic: Empowerment Strategies for ASD Parents : More than Just
This motivational and practical presentation provides parents the
opportunity to explore the feelings that are inherent to having a child
with an autism spectrum disorder, and gives practical and positive
strategies for attitude adjustment. Challenging the notion of a ‘grief
cycle’ and the loss of expectations; personal beliefs about disability
and today’s society’s striving for perfection; and how to begin to
develop positive relationships with service providers and school
districts are areas that are explored Chantal’s presentation leaves
parents charged and empowered to move forward with their lives.
Chantal Sicile-Kira
Time and Date
Sunday, April 10, 2011
8am-9:00am Pacific
Chantal Sicile-Kira is an award-winning author, speaker and
advocate known for her practical advice to parents and
educators. She is the founder of which
provides practical information, webinars, and parent coaching.
Chantal’s books are Autism Spectrum Disorders, Adolescents
on the Autism Spectrum, Autism Life Skills, and 41 Things to
Know About Autism. Her next book will be published April
Website: and
Topic: Presentation Title: Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorders
During this session for Autism College, Dr. Lori Ernsperger will
highlight the core gender differences between boys and girls on the
autism spectrum. The focus of this presentation is to review the
research on girls with autism spectrum disorders and provide
effective insights and strategies for addressing specific issues which
include the diagnosis, puberty, dating and safety, and self-advocacy
Dr. Lori Ernsperger,
Time and Date
Sunday, April 10, 2011
9am-10:30am Pacific
Dr. Ernsperger is from Henderson, NV where she is the owner of
Autism and Behavioral Consulting. Dr. Lori received her doctorate in
Special Education from Indiana University. She has over 25 years of
experience working in the public schools as a classroom teacher,
administrator, and behavioral consultant. She is also an adjunct
professor at St. Petersburg College in Florida. Dr. Ernsperger
currently provides staff development and conference workshops to
school district personnel and parents. Her workshops cover the
following topics: Managing Problem Behaviors, Implementing
Effective Instructional Methods, Designing Appropriate and
Functional Data Collection Methods for the Classroom, Practical
Strategies for Working with Individuals with Asperger Syndrome, and
How to Get Your Kids to Eat. Dr. Ernsperger is the author of: Keys to
Success for Teaching Students with Autism and Just Take a Bite:
Easy Effective Answers to Food Aversions and Eating Challenges
and Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr.
Ernsperger can be contacted at
Topic: Presentation Title: Fitness for the Autism Population
This presentation will focus on the importance of physical fitness for the
Autism/ASD population, what fitness is, and how to achieve it. There is a
great deficit in fitness information for the autism and special needs
population. This lecture will dispel misinformation and provide a fresh new
look at exercise and physical wellness. Main topics will include; The myth
of fitness, Fitness vs. Sports, A new model of Physical Education, Goal
planning for short- and long-term success, and using the PAC Profile for
optimal results.
Eric Chessen
Time and Date
Sunday, April 10, 2011
11am-12:30pm Pacific
Eric Chessen, M.S., is the Founder of Autism Fitness, the leading
source of fitness information and programming for the ASD
population. An exercise physiologist with extensive training in
Applied Behavior Analysis and Best Practices approaches for
teaching and behavior support, Eric works with his athletes,
consults, and presents around the U.S. and internationally. Eric is
the creator of the PAC Profile Assessment Toolbox, the first
physical screening program that incorporates behavioral and
cognitive aspects.
Topic: The Special Education Puzzle
Knowing your rights and how to navigate federal and state education laws,
in order to achieve success for your special needs child.
Areva Martin
Time and Date
Sunday, April 10, 2011
3pm-4:30pm Pacific
Known to audiences across the country from her regular
appearances on The Dr. Phil Show, as well as CBS The Early
Show, The Doctors, and various Fox News programs, Areva Martin
is a quotable authority on workplace, disability rights, education,
custody and women’s issues. Areva is also an accomplished and
multi-award winning attorney, syndicated columnist, author and
public speaker who has also been featured on the pages of
publications ranging from the New York Times to Ebony Magazine
to Redbook and the LA Times. The founding and managing partner
of Martin & Martin, LLP, Areva was selected as one of Los
Angeles’s Top Attorneys by LA Focus. In addition to being a sought
after legal expert, Areva is also an inspiring author. Her second
book, The Everyday Advocate: Standing Up for Your Child with
Autism was released by Penguin books in April of this year. What
critics are calling the most comprehensive and compelling book to
date addressing the issues of the special needs community and
the importance of advocacy in this country, The Everyday Advocate
is an Amazon best seller.
Topic: Making Inclusion Work – A Commitment to Excellence at School, at
Home, and in the Community
 Inclusion as a philosophy
 Accommodations vs. Modifications
 “Bottom up” support strategies
 Teachers’ attitudes toward inclusion
 Literacy Ladders vs. Literacy webs
 How to create a successful team
 Assistive Technology in the general education classroom
 Independent Yes/No and A-B-C-D multiple choice – high tech vs. low
 Motor planning in Autism
 Presuming Competence as the Least Dangerous Assumption
Nancy Brady, MA-EdSP,
Time and Date
Sunday, April 10, 2011
9am-10:30am Pacific
Nancy has a Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies and
Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a
Masters Degree in Special Education from Chapman University. Nancy
also has certificate in Assistive Technology from California State
University, Dominguez Hills. Nancy completed the Mentorship Project for
Communication Partner Support from WAPADH and the Inclusion and
Communication Institute Summer Conference at Syracuse University.
Nancy is a professional member of RESNA and a parent member of
Topic: Creating a Communicative Environment
Everyone communicates… we just have to listen! This session will
talk about how we as communication partners can create materials,
displays, opportunities, and an environment that promotes
communication for those with severe communication impairments.
We will talk about how we might move beyond “making requests” to
taking turns, sharing ideas, and connecting Darlene Hanson, MA, CCC with others.
Time and Date
Sunday April 10th, 2011
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Darlene is a speech and language specialist with an expertise in
working with individuals with severe communication impairments.
She is the Director of Communication Services with WAPADH, in the
Los Angeles area. Darlene has been working in this field for 22
years. Her work focuses on bringing alternate modes of
communication to those who do not use speech to communicate
effectively. Currently she is focusing on training the communication
partners to increase the communication. At WAPADH they provide
speech and language assessments, therapy, and training, as well as
services related to Augmentative Communication. This is available
to families as private clients and to school systems through the Non-
Public Agency status. Trainings and coaching are available locally,
throughout California, and out of state. You can read more on
Darlene at
Darlene received her Masters of Arts from Whittier College, and her
Bachelors of Arts from Chapman College, both in Communication
Disorders. She is also recognized as a Master Trainer in Facilitated
Communication, and has participated in the writing of the Standards
of Best Practice for Facilitated Communication from Syracuse
University, and has co-authored research on authorship for
Facilitated Communication.
Topic: Food Matters for Autism – Learn WHY and HOW
Autism’s greatest secret is that those with autism can get better, and even
fully recover from the disorder; their physical and cognitive health can
improve when specialized attention is given to the foods they consume.
Children with autism typically have food sensitivities that need to be
addressed, and their bodies have a difficult time digesting particular
substances – so attention to diet is crucial. Parents and physicians can
learn that making strategic/calculated food choices can help children’s
bodies heal, and that following a specific healing diet leads to improved
health and a reduction of the symptoms of autism. Most people with autism
benefit when following a healing diet. Julie Matthews is an autism nutrition
expert, conference educator, and award-winning author who inspires hope
and healing. In this presentation you will:
• Understand that autism is whole-body disorder – that body, brain,
and behavior are connected
• Realize how food intake affects the symptoms of children with
• Know which food omissions and additions are most imperative
• Learn which dietary strategies are effective for autism

Become empowered to get started on a healing path
Julie Matthews
Time and Date
Sunday, April 10, 2011
1pm-2:30pm Pacific
Julie Matthews is an internationally respected Certified Nutrition
Consultant specializing in autism spectrum disorder, and the author
of the award-winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism. She
educates parents and physicians of the options, science, and „how
to” of healing diets for children with autism. Julie educates at the
leading autism conferences in the US and abroad. Her work is
based in scientific research, clinical experience, and an
understanding of the biochemistry of autism and the role of
nutrition to aid healing and relieve symptoms. Julie has a private
nutrition practice and radio show in San Francisco, California, and
supports families and clinicians from around the world.
Topic: Educating Students on the Spectrum: Using Evidence-Based
While there continues to be some disagreement, a body of literature is
emerging that articulates evidence-based practices. Many of these are
practices that are commonly used in schools, however, may not be used
correctly or with fidelity. This session will provide practical information
about evidence-based practices that can be used in school settings.
Dr. Cathy Pratt
Time and Date
Sunday, April 10, 2011
3pm-4:30pm Pacific
Dr. Cathy Pratt is the Director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism
at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community located at Indiana
University. Dr. Pratt currently serves as Chair of the Board for the National
Autism Society of America. Dr. Pratt is on faculty at Indiana University,
presents internationally, and serves on numerous Advisory Boards,
including the Advisory Boards of Maap Services, Inc., the College
Internship Program, and the Autism Society of Indiana.
Topic: All Children Can Succeed: Effective interventions for
behavioral and social challenges
Students on the autism spectrum and those with behavioral challenges
often present with difficulty regulating their feelings and interacting socially.
This workshop describes how to handle meltdowns and design effective
behavior plans to prevent these moments and reduce frustration and
anxiety. The presentation also details strategies to motivate students to
learn, ways to teach social skills, how to generalize skills into the natural
setting and increase acceptance and tolerance from peers
Jed Baker, Ph.D.
Time and Date
Sunday April 10th, 2011
1:00 pm-2:30 pm Pacific
Jed Baker, Ph.D. is the director of the Social Skills Training Project,
an organization serving individuals with autism and social
communication problems. He is on the professional advisory board
of Autism Today, ASPEN, ANSWER, YAI, the Kelberman Center and
several other autism organizations. In addition, he writes, lectures,
and provides training internationally on the topic of social skills
training and managing challenging behaviors. He is an award
winning author of five books, including Social Skills Training for
Children and Adolescents with Aspergers Syndrome and Social
Communication Problems; Preparing for Life: The Complete
Handbook for the Transition to Adulthood for Those with Autism and
Aspergers Syndrome; The Social Skills Picture Book; The Social
Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond; and No More
Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-
Control Behavior. His work has also been featured on ABC World
News, Nightline, Fox News, the CBS Early Show, and the Discovery
Health Channel.

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aprilie 9, 2011


Targul Educational Bucuresti 2011

aprilie 7, 2011

EXPO 24 in parteneriat cu Inspectoratul Scolar al Muncipiului Bucuresti si Guvernul Romaniei Institutia Prefectului Municipiului Bucuresti, va invita la: TEB Expo editia 7
In acest an, editia cu numarul 7 se va desfasura in perioada 20 – 22 octombrie 2011, la East Expo Center Bucuresti.

Targul Educational Bucuresti este conceput ca o manifestare, formata din doua principale sectiuni:
1. expozitia de mijloace si materiale didactice, table interactive, soft educational, oferte pentru profesori, directori, reprezentati ai institutiilor de invatamant de la nivel prescolar, pana la nivel univesitar, si nu in ultimul rand parinti.
2. conferinte si prezentari de produse didactice, concursuri cu premii, toate respectand tematica evenimentului.
Firmele participante la eveniment expun materiale didactice noi. Cateva din produsele expuse in cadrul targului, ce pot fi contractate pe loc sau ulterior de la firmele expozante:
– materiale didactice ( proiectoare, table interactive, tablete grafice )
– mulaje, harti, table scolare clasice, aparatura de laborator ( chimie, fizica, biologie, geografie )
– soft educational ( soft de matematica pentru profesori, soft de matematica pentru elevi, cursuri interactive de biologie, geografie, istorie, chimie, fizica )
– mobilier scolar ( modele noi de banci si catedre, dotari sali de sport )
– carte educationala ( manuale, dictionare, literatura universala )
– oferte educationale ( tabere scolare, programe educationale )

Locatia evenimentului: East Expo Center, este o sala de expozitii, situata in zona centrala a Bucurestiului. East Expo Center dispune de o suprafata totala de 6800 mp, din care 4570 mp sunt alocati salii de expozitii. Centrul are acces la toate tipurile de mijloace de transport, inclusiv la magistrala M1 de metrou. Din punctul de vedere al expozantilor, in apropiere exista hoteluri ce ofera cazare pe termen scurt si mediu.

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Timisoara, 2 aprilie 2011

aprilie 5, 2011

Timisoara, aprilie 2011

Timisoara, 3 aprilie. Peste 300 de timisoreni s-au alaturat Fundatiei Pentru Voi sambata 2 aprilie, in Piata Operei din Timisoara, pentru a marca Ziua Internationala de Constientizare a Autismului.

Ne bucuram ca am avut alaturi un public atat de numeros, care s-a alaturat la evenimentele organizate pentru persoanele cu autism, la Timisoara. Speram ca prin marsul derulat, atelierul de pictura colectiva si celelalte activitati am reusit sa atragem atentia asupra acestei probleme de sanatate publica care ne priveste pe noi toti. Anul acesta Pentru Voi aniverseaza 15 ani de activitate, iar actiunea de astazi este prima dintr-un sir de evenimente dedicate acestei aniversari. a declarat Laila Onu, diretor executiv al Fundatiei Pentru Voi.

La mars s-au alaturat peste 150 persoane care au strabatut trei dintre cele mai importante piete ale orasului: Piata Operei, Piata Libertatii si Piata Unirii, impartind fluturasi informativi despre autism si oferind informatii prin porta-voce despre semnificatia zilei. Atelierul de pictura colectiva organizat impreuna cu Cloud Factory a fost neincapator, drept urmare, s-a mai realizat inca o lucrare si mai mare pentru autism. S-au realizat peste 50 de picturi pe fata in nuante de albastru, s-au impartit 300 de fluturasi si 150 baloane cu heliu.

La eveniment au participat voluntari, beneficiari, parinti, reprezentanti ai Clubului Rotary Timisoara, Asociatiei Salvati Copiii, Fundatiei Student Plus, Centrului de Voluntariat Timisoara, Asociatiei Dincolo de Cuvinte si cetateni ai Timisoarei. Tuturor le multumim pentru implicare!

Multumim Clubului Poli Timisoara care a transmis la pauza meciului Poli-Steaua informatii despre semnificatia zilei de 2 aprilie si a amplasat pe stadion un banner al Fundatiei Pentru Voi.

Fotografii de la eveniment puteti accesa pe situl nostru

Autismul este o dizabilitate de dezvoltare care afecteaza abilitatile de comunicare si socializare.

1 din 110 de copii (1 din 70 baieti) sunt diagnosticati cu autism

Anual sunt diagnosticati mai multi copii cu autism decat cu diabet, cancer sau SIDA

Aproximativ 67 milioane de oameni din intreaga lume sufera de autism

Nu se cunoaste cauza

Nu se vindeca si dureaza intreaga viata

In Romania nu exista o statistica exacta in ce priveste numarul de persoane cu autism iar dupa varsta de 18 ani, diagnosticul de autism dispare, conform legislatiei in vigoare.

Finantator: Fundatia Vodafone Romania

Eveniment organizat cu sprijinul companiei Elba Timisoara, Operei Romane, Primariei Timisoara, Inspectoratului de Jandarmi Judetean Timisoara, RATT, Fabrica de Nori, Events solution, UniVops, Monica Izvanariu, Cristian Pall.

Parteneri media: Ziua de Vest, TVT89, Ora De Timis, Roportal, TimisOnline, TimisExpres
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