7th Annual Honestly Autism Day

April 16, 2016, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Join us for an inspirational day filled with new perspectives and ideas. Learn from local and national presenters alongside parents, professionals and individuals with autism. Choose from a variety of autism-related breakout sessions and visit over 40 vendors and exhibitors for information and resources. The event ends with a panel of teens on the spectrum sharing their insights and the ways in which autism colors their world.

ABOUT THE EVENT:

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Barry Prizant

Dr. Prizant's latest book, Uniquely Human, A different way of seeing autism, is the focus of this year's keynote address. Autism is often portrayed as a checklist of deficits, including difficulty interacting socially, problems in communicating and speaking, sensory challenges and repetitive movements.  This perspective leads to therapies that too often focus on ridding an individual of “autistic” symptoms.  In this presentation, a compelling paradigm will be shared: the most successful approaches to autism don’t aim at fixing a person by eliminating symptoms, but rather seeking to understand the individual’s experience and what underlies the behavior.

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