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Baltimore/Washington DC Area January 18

Baltimore/Washington DC- January 18, 2018

Conference Information

When:  Thursday, January 18, 2018

Where:  Baltimore/Washington DC Area | Sheraton Baltimore North

Continuing Education:  ASHA, APA, AOTA and ASWB

Speakers: Dr. Temple Grandin Anita Lesko, Dr. Jim Ball 

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Speakers

Dr. Temple Grandin

The Way I See It

Dr. Temple Grandin has served as inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. In this unique presentation, Temple eloquently and candidly describes the challenges she has faced and offers no-nonsense ideas on how others dealing with autism can meet these obstacles and improve the quality of their lives. Backed by her personal experience and evidence-based research, Temple shares her valuable insights on a wide variety of topics, and offers useful do’s and don’ts.

By attending, participants can:

  • Create a learning environment to accommodate sensory challenges
  • Distinguish between voluntary behaviors and involuntary behaviors
  • Define ways of intervention for those newly diagnosed
  • Relate methods to help the older child and Adult form social relationships

Financial and Non-Financial Disclosures

 

 

 

Anita Lesko

 

 

 

Anita Lesko was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at age fifty. Despite all the challenges and obstacles, Anita forged ahead to obtain exciting goals.

A 1988 graduate of Columbia University in New York City with a master of science degree in nurse anesthesia, Anita has nearly three decades as a certified nurse anesthesiologist, specializing in anesthesia for neurosurgery. 

After seeing Top Gun in 1995, Anita spent the next seven years working towards her dream of flying in a fighter jet. She became an internationally published military aviation photojournalist and got a flight in an F-15.  She also spent time with the world-famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels. 

Having been honored by the United Nations as a guest speaker for National Autism Day in 2017, Anita is an advocate for people with Asperger's Syndrome.  She started a support group for people of all ages with Asperger's and their families and friends, which meets monthly. She is the Founder of the Flying High with Autism Foundation, as well as founder and CEO of Born With Asperger's—an educational and helpful site not only for people with Asperger's, but their families, employers, fellow employees, educators, neighbors, and anyone who might know someone with Asperger's.

Her books include: Asperger’s Syndrome: When Life Hands you Lemons, Make Lemonade, The Blue Angel, co-author of Been There, Don’t Try That, Try This! The Aspie Mentor Guide to Life on Earth, a featured chapter in Dr. Temple Grandin’s book Different . . . Not Less, and Lesko’s latest book, The Complete Guide to Autism and Healthcare: Advice for Medical Professionals and Those on the Autism Spectrum.

 

 

 

Paula Aquilla

 

 

Early Intervention and Autism

Dr. Jim Ball, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, has been in the autism field for over twenty years providing educational, residential, and employment services to children and adults affected by autism. As President/CEO of JB Autism Consulting,he provides private consultation to organizations, schools, and families regarding staff training, parent training, home support services, classroom design/support, and behavior management/ assessment.


By attending, participants can:

  • Identify seven effective strategies for the perfect EI program
  • Develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
  • List the must-have components of an EI program   
  • Integrate social skills instruction into a curriculum
  • And more

Financial and Non-Financial Disclosures

Continuing Education Credits

 

ASHA American Psychological Association ASWB ASWB
This course is offered for up to 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area). Continuing Education for APA is provided by Future Horizons. Future Horizons is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Future Horizons maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Future Horizons is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) approved provider of continuing education. This conference is offered for 0.6 CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products,
or clinical procedures by AOTA. 
Future Horizons ACE #1018 is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards ( ASWB).


 

Schedule & Map

 

Autism Conference Schedule

Time Event
7:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:50 Announcements
8:00 Dr. Temple Grandin
9:30 Break
10:00 Anita Lesko
11:30-12:30 Lunch on your own
12:30 Dr. Jim Ball
2:00 Break
2:30 Dr. Jim Ball (continued)
4:00 Conference Ends

 

 


 

About the Venue:

Sheraton Baltimore North

Fitzgerald Ballroom

903 Dulaney Valley Road

Towson, MD 21204

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Future Horizons is dedicated to making its courses, events and meetings accessible to all. We strive to provide access – to the fullest extent possible – to our conferences based on an awareness of participants’ needs. If you require assistance due to a disability, please provide Future Horizons with the information and we will engage in a process to work with each individual to determine appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

Registration

REGISTRATION OPTIONS & PRICING

 

Professional:....................$135

 

Parent/Family Member:....................$120

 

Student w/ an ID:....................$70

 

Person with ASD:....................$50

 

Registration is Simple!


ASA Members please call this number for registration:  800-489-0727


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Download our registration form to print and fax, mail in with your payment
or call us at 800-489-0727 to register over the phone.

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Group discounts available!
 

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