The Arc of Illinois “Living With Autism” Conference will be taking place on October 9, 2014 at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle, IL. This conference will examine topics relating to a variety of issues that will help families, professionals, and individuals living with Autism.
The featured keynote speaker is Arthur Fleischman, author of “Carly’s Voice” and the parent of Carly, who is non-verbal and has severe Autism.
Arthur will discuss his family’s journey with Carly and her amazing breakthrough in communication. Carly’s story has been featured on 20/20, Larry King, Travis Strork of CBS, The Doctors, Holly Robinson Peete, and she has even befriended Ellen DeGenerous!
Barbara T. Doyle, MS will present “Tips and Tricks for Supporting People with Autism Spectrum Disorders Everywhere!”
Parents, friends, families, educators, therapists and anyone working in the adult services delivery system can pick up some ready-to-use support strategies that will help them become a more effective support person to any individual on the Autism spectrum.
Linda Hodgdon, M. Ed., CCC-SLP will present “Capturing the Benefits of Visual Strategies.”
Participants will learn how to best capitalize on the strengths of students with Autism, Asperger’s and related communication challenges by using visual strategies.
*Six Continuing Education Credits for professionals will be available at this conference.
*Financial assistance is available for family members and self advocates.
Register online at www.thearcofil.org/events or check out the brochure here.
For questions, please contact our office at (815) 464-1832