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Natural Awakenings Naples and Fort Myers

Annual Autism Conference in North Naples

Aug 29, 2014 01:34PM

The third annual Creating a Future for Adults with Autism Conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., September 20, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in North Naples. Speakers and their topics include Patricia Wright, from Rethink, formerly the national director of Easter Seals, on new ideas in inclusive education; Idela Hernandez, of Interpreting and Application Services LLC, on how to navigate the maze of government services; and Jack Kosik, from Noah’s Ark, on the status of a residential community that is about to be built in Lakeland, Florida.

Representatives of Osprey Village will discuss their plans for a grassroots local community for those with disabilities and their families and Venice-based Loveland Community will share how their center is helping adults with disabilities live their lives to the fullest, as well as their current project, building a long-term living facility for persons with disabilities.

The event also features a panel on legal issues, breakout sessions on relevant topics, community service provider exhibitors, game and activity rooms for young adults and a prize raffle.

Cost: $25 includes a healthy lunch. Location: 625 111th Ave. For more information or to register, call 239-450-6060, email [email protected] or search under the event name at or on Facebook.

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