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Los Angeles CA February 3 2017

Conference Information

When:  February 3, 2017 | #LAXTEMPLE

Where:   Los Angeles, CA | Hilton LAX

Continuing Education:  APA, ASHA, and for

Speakers:  Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Raun Melmed, Britt Collins

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Dr. Temple Grandin

Autism: 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
  • Utilize, responsibly, alternative and/or conventional medicine
  • Illustrate ways to develop talents into a career path for individuals

Financial and Non-Financial Disclosures

Britt Collins

Creating a Sensory Lifestyle for Children with Autism & SPD

Britt Collins, M.S., OTR/L is an occupational therapist who has worked with adults and children of all ages in a variety of settings including schools, clinics, homes, hospitals, rehab facilities and skilled nursing facilities. She has created four DVDs for children with special needs as a visual learning tool for parents and caregivers to carry over occupational therapy into the home and community. She has authored three books including Sensory Parenting: Newborns to Toddlers; Sensory Parenting: The Elementary Years: and her latest book Sensory Yoga for Kids. Britt currently practices in Denver, Colorado and works in a school district as well as early intervention. She is a feeding specialist and is working towards her children’s yoga certification.  

By attending, participants can:

  • Creating a Sensory Lifestyle for your child at home, school and in the community
  • Define the 6 subtypes of SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder)         
  • Provide strategies for parent-teacher support teams 
  • Assist students with difficult transitions 
  • Implement calming techniques  
  • Yoga techniques  
  • Mindfulness and breathing exercises   
  • And more!  

Financial and Non-Financial Disclosures


Raun D. Melmed, MD

A Pediatrician's Perspective

Dr. Raun Melmed is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician and Director of the Melmed Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is also co-founder and Medical Director of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center,  and Adjunct Senior Researcher at the Translational Genomics Institute in Phoenix. He has established physician-training programs for the early identification of infants and toddlers with autism and other developmental and behavioral concerns.

He is currently investigating the genetics and phenotypes of autism, as well as the use of novel therapeutic agents in the treatment of ADHD and autism.

By attending, participants can:

  • Identify the goals of early intervention
  • Recognize disorders that may mimic ASD
  • Understand how ASD affects socialization
  • Apply approaches, treatments, and therapies
  • Identify medical/nutritional challenges

Financial and Non-Financial Disclosures


Continuing Education Credits

Future Horizons, Inc. is a service provider for CEUs in association with the following organizations:


ASHA American Psychological Association  
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, Inc. is a Continuing Professional Development Provider as approved by the Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology Program  (SLPAP) Provider No.PDP 37



Schedule & Map


Autism Conference Schedule

Time Event
7:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 Welcome and Announcements
8:30 Dr. Temple Grandin -The Way I See It - A Personal Look at Autism
10:00 Break
10:30 Dr. Raun Melmed - A Pediatrician’s Perspective on Autism
12:00pm Lunch on your own
1:00 Dr. Raun Melmed (continued)
2:30 Break
3:00 Brit Collins - Creating A Sensitive Livestyle for Children with Autism and SPD
4:30 Conference Ends



                             About the Venue:                           
Hilton LAX
International Ballroom
5711 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90045
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Discounted parking rate $15

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