CONFERENCE: SCAS Presents "Perspectives in Autism"
Mark your calendars now to attend
Perspectives in Autism
The South Carolina Autism Society’s 2010 Annual Meeting & Conference
Columbia Conference Center, 169 Laurelhurst Avenue , Columbia
October 8 – 9, 2010
Friday, October 8
Jerry Newport, Author, advocate, and person with Asperger’s.
He grew up in Islip , NY . His parents were teachers, and he was second in his high school class. He has a BA in Mathematics from the University of Michigan . Jerry, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in 1995, is internationally recognized as advocate, author, and savant, having appeared on “60 Minutes” twice. He has written books on adult aspects of Asperger’s Syndrome and spoken in 46 states and 8 nations. The story of Jerry and his wife Mary was told in the movie, Mozart and the Whale.
Dennis Reid, Ph.D.
Dennis has over 35 years experience as a manager and clinician working with people with autism and other developmental disabilities. Dennis is the founder and current director of the Carolina Behavior Analysis and Support Center in North Carolina. He earned his Ph.D. in 1975 from Florida State University . He has published over 100 refereed journal articles and co-authored seven books and three training curricula.
Saturday, October 9
Ann Palmer, Mother and Author.
Ann is the parent of a 27 year old son with autism and is the Director of Advocacy and Chapter Support for the Autism Society of North Carolina . She has published two books, “Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome: A Parent’s Guide to Student Success”, and “Parenting Across the Autism Spectrum: Unexpected Lessons We’ve Learned”.
Please visit our website at http://www.scautism.org for more information or to register.
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Special Events Coordinator
South Carolina Autism Society