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 The Autism Conference
presented by Future Horizons Inc. 

Exhibit Hall sponsored by TN Dept of Education

Friday November 30, 2018
Nashville Ballroom 
600 Marriott Drive 
Nashville, TN 37214


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Autism Conference Schedule:

7:00am  Registration &
Continental Breakfast

7:50 Announcements

8:00 Dr. Temple Grandin

9:30 Break

10:00 Anita Lesko

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch on your own

12:30 Dr. Jim Ball

2:00 Break

2:30 Dr. Jim Ball (continued)

4:00 Conference Ends

Speakers:
DR. TEMPLE GRANDIN

“CALLING ALL MINDS”

Dr. Temple Grandin has served as an inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. In this unique presentation, Temple eloquently and candidly describes the challenges she has faced and offers no-nonsense ideas on how others dealing with autism can meet these obstacles and improve the quality of their lives. Backed by her personal experience and evidence-based research, Temple shares her valuable insights on a wide variety of topics, and offers useful dos and donts.



By attending, participants can:

  • Create a learning environment to accommodate those who think differently
  • Distinguish between voluntary behaviors and involuntary behaviors
  • Introduce ways of intervention for those newly diagnosed
  • Review methods to assist the older child and Adult form social relationships

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ANITA LESKO

Anita Lesko

“WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS MAKE LEMONADE”

Anita Lesko was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at age fifty. Despite all the challenges and obstacles, Anita forged ahead to obtain exciting goals.

A 1988 graduate of Columbia University in New York City with a master of science degree in nurse anesthesia, Anita has nearly three decades as a certified nurse anesthesiologist, specializing in anesthesia for neurosurgery.

After seeing Top Gun in 1995, Anita spent the next seven years working towards her dream of flying in a fighter jet. She became an internationally published military aviation photojournalist and got a flight in an F-15. She also spent time with the world-famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

Having been honored by the United Nations as a guest speaker for National Autism Day in 2017, Anita is an advocate for people with Asperger’s Syndrome. She started a support group for people of all ages with Asperger’s and their families and friends, which meets monthly. She is the Founder of the Flying High with Autism Foundation, as well as founder and CEO of Born With Asperger’s—an educational and helpful site not only for people with Asperger’s, but their families, employers, fellow employees, educators, neighbors, and anyone who might know someone with Asperger’s.

Her books include: Asperger’s Syndrome: When Life Hands you Lemons, Make Lemonade, The Blue Angel, co-author of Been There, Don’t Try That, Try This! The Aspie Mentor Guide to Life on Earth, a featured chapter in Dr. Temple Grandin’s book Different . . . Not Less, and Lesko’s latest book, The Complete Guide to Autism and Healthcare: Advice for Medical Professionals and Those on the Autism Spectrum.

  • Discuss the importance of not focusing on a label
  • Explain the importance of getting out and DOING STUFF
  • Determine methods to overcome obstacles and reaching goals

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DR. JIM BALL

Dr. Jim Ball

EARLY INTERVENTION AND AUTISM

Dr. Jim Ball, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, has been in the autism field for over twenty years providing educational, residential, and employment services to children and adults affected by autism. As President/CEO of JB Autism Consulting,he provides private consultation to organizations, schools, and families regarding staff training, parent training, home support services, classroom design/support, and behavior management/ assessment.





By attending, participants can:

  • Identify seven effective strategies for the perfect EI program
  • Develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
  • List the must-have components of an EI program
  • Integrate social skills instruction into a curriculum
  • And more

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Autism TN Members will receive discounted rates to this conference. 

HelpLine: 
(615) 385-2077 ext 1
Office:
615-385-2077
Address:
955 Woodland St
Nashvillle, TN 37206

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