Archive for August, 2009

Mesa “Back to School” Autism/Asperger’s Conference — 9/18-19

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Mesa “Back to School” Autism/Asperger’s Conference
September 18-19, 2009 • Mesa Convention Center • Mesa, Arizona
TIME: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm each day

Friday Medical Track includes:
— Psychiatric Medications for Autistics – Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
— Anxiety, Depression, and Neurotransmitters – James B. Adams, Ph.D.
— Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) – Cindy Schneider, MD

Saturday Teen/Adult Track includes:
— Learning in Real Life – Community-Based Instruction for Young Adults with Asperger’s
— Social Communication Intervention for Young Adults in a Residential Setting
— Spectrum Transition Program
— Transitioning and Post-Secondary Life
— Speaking Bluntly About Sex, Dating and Relationships: What The Books Don’t Cover
— SARRC’s Vocational/Rehab Programs for Teens and Adults
— Panel of Teens/Adults

For more details and registration, please refer to the following document:

http://vsan.org/events/Mesa09_Brochure.pdf

or go to the following web site:

http://www.autismconferencesofamerica.com/phoenix09.html

Feeding Conference by Lauren’s Institute for Education — 9/19/09

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Lauren’s Institute for Education is holding a feeding conference on Sept. 19th. We hope to reach many families in need by providing information on feeding disorders, the integration of the biomedical approach, proper positioning, and the importance of co-treatment as part of a traditional therapy approach.

Dawn Winkelmann, who is a certified feeding therapist and speech and language pathologist will be speaking on the severity of feeding disorders and the limitations they impose on our kiddos. We are also having a parent liaison speak about the importance of bridging the gap between traditional therapies and the biomedical approach. We also felt it necessary to include a physical therapist in this integrative conference to discuss the importance of safe and proper positioning during mealtimes. The final piece of our conference will include a dynamic team of music therapists and a speech language pathologist discussing the importance of music therapy in a traditional therapy setting.

For more details and registration, please refer to the following document:

http://vsan.org/events/ThreeSquareMeals.pdf

or go to the following web site:

http://www.laurensinstitute.org

Coco’s Meeting tonight — 8/25/09

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Tonight is the Coco’s Meeting/Autism Society Meeting. We will be covering swine flu and informed consent. Then Maria Kowch will give us some yoga poses to relax by and then we will have a panel discussion on home schooling. Please join us for friendship and conversation at Coco’s off of Tatum and Cactus at 6:30 tonight in the backroom. All are welcome!

Cynthia Macluskie
Parent Mentor
Autism Society