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MAINE AUTISM ALLIANCE CONFERENCE
(formally known as Maine Autism Resource
Augusta Civic Center
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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the conference. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: John Elder Robison
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
7:00 to 8:15 Exhibitors Set Up
8:30 to 9:45 Visit Exhibitors, Networking
10:00 to 11:00 TBA
11:00 to Noon: Keynote Speaker: John Elder
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
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
E: Teens with Varying Abilities:
Navigating teen sexual development and changing social expectations
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
Survey and Receive Certificate of Attendance and CEU paperwork.
partial credits for CEUs. Must be in attendance for the entire day in order to qualify for the .7 CEUS