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St. Louis, MO - May 4, 2018

Conference Information

When: Friday, May 4, 2018

Where:  St. Louis, MO | To Be Announced

Continuing Education:  ASHA, APA, ASWB, AOTA

Speakers:  Dr. Temple Grandin, Eustacia Cutler, Dr. Jed Baker

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Dr. Temple Grandin

The World Needs All Kinds of Minds

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
  • Illustrate ways to develop talents into a career path for individuals
  • Introduce ways of intervention for those newly diagnosed
  • Review methods to assist the older child and Adult form social relationships

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Eustacia Cutler

A Thorn In My Pocket: Eustacia's Story of Raising Temple Grandin 

Eustacia will give her presentation via Skype.

Eustacia Cutler, the mother of Temple Grandin, will offer her view of autism through personal experience. Her daughter is now one of the most accomplished spokespersons on autism and animal behavior worldwide. Ms. Cutler will discuss observations from her award-winning documentaries on challenged and emotionally disquieted children. She has an impressive and varied background, including having written A Thorn in My Pocket: Temple Grandin’s Mother Tells the Family Story. A talented playwright, author, and actress, Eustacia is a graduate of Harvard University and has successfully reared four children.

By attending, participants can:

  • Recognize the early signs and symptoms of autism
  • Identify how autism affects the family
  • Design a custom intervention program
  • Distinguish autism myths and misconceptions from facts

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Dr. Jed Baker



Managing Frustration, Anxiety, and Teaching Social Skills

Dr. Jed Baker is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, an organization serving individuals with autism and related 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 8 books, including Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome and Social Communication Problems; Preparing for Life: The Complete Handbook for the Transition to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome; The Social Skills Picture Book; The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond; No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior; No More Victims: Protecting those with Autism from Cyber Bullying, Internet Predators & Scams; Overcoming Anxiety in Children and Teens; and School Shadow Guidelines. His work has also been featured on ABC World News, Nightline, Fox News, the CBS Early Show, and the Discovery Health Channel.


By attending, participants can:

  • Propose how best to think about challenging behaviors to ensure better outcomes 
  • Explore methods to  discover triggers for fear and frustration
  • Assess effective prevention plans to prevent debilitating anxiety and frustration.
  • Review practical treatment of anxiety: modify triggers, understand alarm system, motivate participation, think like a scientist, create fear ladders, exercise, meditation, and biological interventions 

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Continuing Education Credits


ASHA American Psychological Association 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 ACE #1018 is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards ( ASWB).
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. 


Schedule & Map



Autism Conference Schedule

Time Event
7:00am Registration Check In
7:50 Announcements
8:00 Dr. Temple Grandin
9:30 Break
10:00 Eustacia Cutler (Skype presentation)
11:30-12:30 Lunch on your own
12:30 Dr. Jed Baker
2:00 Break
2:30 Dr. Jed Baker
4:00 Conference Ends



About the Venue: 

To Be Announced













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