I do not publicize this blog as it is (at times) a "rant" blog. However, I do want to post this for anyone from Upstate New York, if they stumble across this blog.
Oh, if only we had this for Bil about....40 years ago.
The Family Resource Network, Inc. Presents its Fall Conference on
Autism Featuring Chantal Sicile-Kira, founder of Autism College and
Author of A Full Life with Autism
A Full Life with Autism: Preparing for the Real World
For individuals with autism and for others with developmental
disabilities the transition to adulthood can be challenging, but with
proper preparation it can also be a positive life experience. Hard-won
wisdom and practical tips on how parents and educators can pro-actively
prepare teens of all ability levels for adulthood will be shared.
Topics include a short resume of puberty, relationship boundaries, sexuality, self-regulation, self-advocacy.
The skills needed for employment and college will be addressed. Topics
include what top skills employers look for in employees; how to create
community connections, finding mentors, creating opportunities based on
interests or skills. Examples of what parents and educators have done
elsewhere with positive results will be shared.
Conference DetailsDate: October 4, 2012
Time: Registration: 8:30 AM
Morning Session: 9 AM to 12 PM
Lunch (included): 12 PM to 1 PM
Afternoon Session: 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Tompkins Cortland Community College
Frank Taylor Forum
170 North Street
About Our SpeakerChantal Sicile-Kira is an award-winning author of five
books and the Founder of AutismCollge.com which provides practical
information and training on-line.
Chantal has served on the California Senate Select Committee on Autism
& Related Disorders, and was appointed to serve as Co-Chair, South
Counties Autism Regional Taskforce.
Her most recent book is A Full Life with Autism: From Learning to
Forming Relationships to Achieving Independence (Macmillan 2012),
co-authored with her son, Jeremy, who graduated from high school at age
22 with a 3.75 GPA, and gave a commencement speech using voice output
technology. Jeremy is the Autism Research Institute’s Youth
Representative to the United Nations, and the California Youth Leader
for the Global Autistic Initiative.
For more information about our speaker, visit the following:
Registration is FREE for parents and caregivers of individuals with disabilities.
The fee for professionals is $40.00.
To register on-line go towww.familyrn.org
and click on the News & Events and Conference links.
Register by phone by calling 607-432-0001.
Lunch is included.
Seating is LIMITED so please register early.
Registration Deadline is September 25, 2012.
Our Thanks to the Following:
The NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
The Southern Tier Special Education Parent Center
Their support of this conference is greatly appreciated.
Family Resource Network, Inc. • 46 Oneida Street • Oneonta, NY