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Living with Autism
October 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT$140
The Arc of Illinois “Living with Autism” Conference will be taking place on October 3, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle, IL. The “Living with Autism” Conference will examine topics relating to a variety of issues that will help families, professionals, and individuals living with Autism. There will be three featured keynote speakers.
Our first keynote speaker, Ron Suskind, will present “Life, Animated.” Ron is a parent and the author of the award winning book: “Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism.” Ron will share his family’s two-decade struggle with regressive autism and their transformation. Through his story he will share the Suskind motto “your passion is your pathway,” which now helps guide educators, therapists and parents in tapping the deep potential in us all.
Second on the agenda is our keynote speaker, Paula Kluth, presenting “The Problem with Behavior Problems: Supporting Students with Autism & Other Disabilities.” Paula will provide fresh ways to think about “behavior problems” in inclusive schools. She will discuss how educators, families, and other care-takers can avoid challenging moments by listening, teaching, collaborating and thinking outside of the box.
Mo Buti, M.Ed., M.Ed.-ADMIN, QIDP, is our third and last keynote of the day and will be presenting “A Moment in Their Shoes, a Lifetime of Learning.” Mo’s 26 years in special education has taught her so much! She will share stories from the special people she has met along the way and explain how she used them to teach more effectively. The audience will leave with new ideas on strategies for working with children and adults with autism.
*6 Continuing Education Credits for professionals will be available at this conference.
-QIDP’s, Nursing Home Administrator, Social Workers, Licenses Professional Counselor, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists
*Teachers earn 6 Professional Developmental Hours at a fee of $10.00.
*Financial assistance is available for family members and self-advocates.
Register online at www.thearcofil.org/events.
Please contact our office at (815) 464-1832, if you have any questions.