Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that represents a range of symptoms from mild to severe and affects overall developmental status—in social communication and other relevant cognitive and motor behaviors. In 2013, a study released by the CDC found the number of children affected by ASD to be roughly 2% of the population, or 1 in 50. Communities of support for individuals with ASD are necessary in order to bring about effective treatment, education, and inclusion. This conference is open to all interested persons (teachers, therapists, counselors, medical professionals, parents, and community members).
Day 1: VIP Speaker, Dr. Peter Gerhardt
Bridges to Adulthood: Preparing Individuals with Autism for Adult Lives of Competence, Dignity, and Community Inclusion
Day 2: Breakout sessions for parents, educators, and other professionals
This includes the Parent Panel, which is one of the most useful sessions, hearing from local parents with children who have just been diagnosed with ASD as well as those who have been living with their diagnoses for many years. Their stories will inspire, educate and bring us closer as a group as we continue to act to improve the lives of individuals with autism.
The 2013 Autism Conference is presented by:
Conference Fee: $125
After July 1, the fee will be $150
(Conference Fee includes breakfast and lunch both days)
Dr. Peter Gerhardt: Bridges to Adulthood: Preparing Individuals with Autism for Adult Lives of Competence, Dignity, and Community Inclusion
Earn College Credit
Educators can earn one graduate or undergraduate college credit for $199.
Contact MSUB Extended Studies Campus at 406.896.5890.
OPI renewal units also available.
For more info on scholarships or the conference, call Dr. Cheryl Young-Pelton at 406.657.2195