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Alexis Wineman

Alexis Wineman

Going on to the Miss America contest, at 18, she was chosen “America’s Choice” candidate, perhaps because she is the first person in the history of the Miss American contest to have autism or, perhaps, because of her  platform titled “Normal is a Drier Setting.  A Life of Autism,”  which allowed her to  tell her compelling story as well as provide insight and understanding of what it’s like to live with autism.
 
Alexis Wineman was the cover story for the Feb-April 2016 issue of the Autism Asperger's Digest.  To read more on her life: click here to get the cover story FREE.  Her new book, Autism Doesn’t Define Me, is due out in Spring of 2017.   

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Dr. Temple Grandin Birthday Conference Nashville, TN - August 29

Join us at our autism conference in Nashville, Tennessee!

Celebrate Dr. Temple Grandin's birthday with her in Nashville!
 PLUS join our special Q&A session with Temple and her mom, Eustacia

Friday, August 29, 2014

7:00 am - 4:30 pm | View Schedule


Embassy Suites Nashville SE- Murfreesboro
1200 Conference Center Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN  37129

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Speakers in Nashville:
 

Dr. Temple Grandin

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

 

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Eustacia Cutler

Eustacia Cutler

"Raising Temple"

Eustacia Cutler, the mother of Temple Grandin, 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 world-wide. 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:

  • Learn to recognize early signs and symptoms of autism challenges
  • How autism affects the family dynamic
  • How to design a custom intervention program
  • To recognize autism myths and misunderstandings
  • And more!  

 

 

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Maria Wheeler, MEd

Maria Wheeler

"International Autism Leader in Social, Behavioral and LIfe Skills"

Maria Wheeler, M.Ed., has spent more  than 20 years in the fields of psychology and special education, with an emphasis on neurobehavioral disorders, applied behavior analysis, and specific learning disabilities. She authored the definitive guide Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism or Other Developmental Issues, as well as the staple behavior guide A Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies for Individuals with Autism. In her must-see presentation, Maria shares insightful solutions that work.


By attending participants can:

  • Analyze behavioral antecedents (triggers)
  • Develop antecedent control strategies (preventing problem behaviors)

 

  • Responsibly avoid punitive consequences

 

  • Responsibly provide sensory support

 

  • Allow the person to “retreat, recover, return”

 

  • Modify and expand tolerance limits
  • Recognize and choose child-appropriate intervention strategies (with case examples)

 

Financial and Non Financial Disclosures

 

Conference Schedule:

  August 29, 2014
 

7:00 am
8:15
8:30
10:00
10:30
12:00 pm
1:00
2:30
3:00
4:30
 

Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Announcements
Eustacia Cutler
Break
Dr. Temple Grandin
Lunch on your own
Q&A with Temple and Eustacia
Break
Maria Wheeler, OTR/L
Conference Ends



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AOTA

APA Continuing Education Credit = 6

This course is offered for up to 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)

Special Needs: We will assist if possible. Although we do not provide a sign interpreter, we will allow the individual who is deaf and their interpreter to attend at no cost.


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