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9TH MAINE AUTISM ALLIANCE CONFERENCE
(formally known as Maine Autism Resource Fair)
Augusta Civic Center
October 12th, 2013
               8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
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john_elder_robison.jpgKEYNOTE SPEAKER:  John Elder Robison
John Elder Robison is best known as the author of Look Me in the Eye, which tells his story of growing up with undiagnosed Asperger’s, in the years before it was commonly recognized. Look Me in the Eye (2007) was followed by Be Different (2011) his first book was a memoir; his second gives advice to young people growing up on the spectrum today. John’s has currently released his new book “Raising Cubby - A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives.”

For more information about Mr. Robison: www.johnrobison.com
Robison was featured on the television show: Ingenious Minds.


BREAKOUT SESSIONS: See Breakout Sessions page

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE: A certificate of attendance will be given at the end of the day.
STATE OF MAINE CEU's:Will be available. You must attend the entire day to receive the CEU's. (no partial CEUS given)

PLEASE NOTE:Attention SLP-CCC's--- This activity may be used to meet the ASHA certification maintenance requirementif you determine that: (1) the content is relevant to your area of practice and your practice setting, and (2) you are in your 3-year maintenance interval. You do not need prior approval from ASHA to use this activity. The activity is offered for 7 Certification Maintenance Hours, and you will be provided with the appropriate documentation of attendance (CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE). For more information on acceptable activities and your record keeping responsibilities, contact ASHA at 800-498-2071 or certification@asha.org

COST:  $20 per person, $10 for a parent of a child with autism.  Scholarships are available. Payment may be made day of event.  
REGISTRATION:  You may register on-line or the day of the event. Walk-ins are always welcomed.  
LUNCH:  Lunch is your choice, The Augusta Civic Center will have concession stands open for your convenience. There are also eateries nearby.
THE CHILDREN'S ROOM: There will be a children's area available. This area is available for parents, caregivers and respite providers who would like a dedicated space to bring their child/children.    Please note: CHILDCARE IS NOT PROVIDED   Various art projects, puzzles and games will be available.

 Schedule

7:00  to  8:15    Exhibitors Set Up
8:30                  Registration
8:30 to 9:45      Visit Exhibitors, Networking
10:00 to 11:00   TBA

11:00 to Noon: Keynote Speaker: John Elder Robison 

Noon to 1:00pm:  Lunch, Visit Exhibitors, Join Table Discussions

1:15  to  2:30    1st Breakout Session
   Workshop A:  Tools & Strategies for Processing Emotional Situation(s) with a Person with Autism
   Workshop B:  Navigating the New Journey Following the Diagnosis of Autism or other Related Developmental Disabilities.  
   Workshop C:  Planning Transition from High School to Employment, Independent Living, and Further Education

2:45  to  4:00   2nd Breakout Session
   Workshop D:  Parent and child special education rights: Tools to use when you disagree with your child’s school
   Workshop E:  Teens with Varying Abilities: Navigating teen sexual development and changing social expectations
   Workshop F:  Relationships and Family Life on the Spectrum: A free-ranging q&a covering what works best, Presenters John Elder Robison and Maripat Robinson

For more information on BREAKOUT SESSIONS CLICK HERE
4:00-  Submit Survey and Receive Certificate of Attendance and CEU paperwork. 
          No partial credits for CEUs.  Must be in attendance for the entire day in order to qualify for the .7 CEUS 

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