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Natural Awakenings Naples and Fort Myers

Annual Autism Spectrum Disorders Conference

Apr 01, 2015 06:37AM

A free conference on autism spectrum disorders will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., April 11, at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Cohen Center. The eight annual Promising Pathways, the Road to Best Practice in Autism, will focus on topics relevant to families, educators and health professionals.

Keynote speaker Chantal Sicile-Kira, a leader in the field of adolescence and transition to childhood, award-winning author of five books and creator of the recently launched AutismCollege.com, which provides practical information and training for parents and educators, will discuss the many aspects, including sensory processing, communications, social relationships, safety and the strengths and dreams of those living with autism.

Breakout session topics include Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, Instructional Supports and Accommodations, Using the Floortime Model, Picky Eaters and Problem Feeders, Assessment and Treatment of High-Functioning Autism in Children, Navigating the Neurotypical Working World, Seizures and Autism Spectrum Disorder, IEPs that Work, How Do Special Education Services Relate to Your Child? and Supports for Work. A resource fair with vendors from autism-related businesses and service providers will also be available.

To preregister (required), visit fgcu.edu/events/promisingpathways. For more information, call 239-745-3400 or email [email protected].

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