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Autism - Support Across the Spectrum Autism - Support Across the Spectrum

If you have a chance

Posted by on Aug. 17, 2013 at 11:47 PM
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If you ever have an opportunity to go to an opportunity to go to an Autism conference you need to take the opportunity. I just attended 2 days attending the US Autism & Aspergers Association's Autism conference here in Utah. It was amazing. A wealth of knowledge and can help us be better parents because of the wealth of knowledge these conferences can give us.
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mypbandj
by Jen on Aug. 18, 2013 at 12:11 AM
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I knew you'd love it. I love attending conferences anytime I can. They are usually so informative, motivating and rejuvinating.
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Bobsie
by Bronze Member on Aug. 18, 2013 at 12:19 AM
So very true.
Gloria1025
by Bronze Member on Aug. 18, 2013 at 6:24 AM

How did you find out about it?  Can anyone attend these?


JTMOM422
by Brenda on Aug. 18, 2013 at 8:20 AM

I would love to attend one of these. I am attending a class on potty training tomorrow. I was amazed that the speaker for this class was my sons ABA

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Aug. 18, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Glad you liked it mama!  

Bobsie
by Bronze Member on Aug. 18, 2013 at 10:17 PM
I get emails periodically from An Autism support group in my state letting me know about it. I'd suggest get involved with some Autism support groups in your state to help you be aware of what events are occurring in your state. Good Luck.
Momof4AEMW
by Gold Member on Aug. 19, 2013 at 12:49 AM

We have one coming up in September in my state.  I was really excited, until I saw it is like an educational conference on IPAD apps and social stories/PECS.  I'm just not sure that is enough to entice me to go and be worth it.  It's 4 hours of driving for the day and will cost like $200 round trip.  But I'm in Iowa, it isn't like we are going to get a big conference here.  My kid's teacher is going and excited.  I'm just torn on if it will be really worth it or a waste of time/money.  I'm glad you enjoyed yours though.  Uplifting and informative would be great. 

kajira
by Emma on Aug. 19, 2013 at 1:27 AM

I think i'll pass. not only are there too many people, but i'm not sure an autism conference unless run by autistic people would be as accurate as you think it is. I hear so many non autistic specialists talking about what it's like to be autistic and they couldn't be *further* from the truth.

lucasmadre
by Kari on Aug. 19, 2013 at 3:09 AM

I went to a conference recently Emma and not once did I hear a speaker talk about what it is like to be autistic except for the few that were autistic. I think one of the benefits of these conferences for us moms is to be with other people who care about their kids and want to learn more about helping them. I didn't know anything about the proven link between gastro-intestinal problems and autism until I heard a neurologist speak about it at a conference. If you can stand the crowds (and the one I attended was not crowded) it can be a way to learn and feel connected for those of us who need to feel that way. I would come to any engagement where you were speaking :)

Quoting kajira:

I think i'll pass. not only are there too many people, but i'm not sure an autism conference unless run by autistic people would be as accurate as you think it is. I hear so many non autistic specialists talking about what it's like to be autistic and they couldn't be *further* from the truth.


TheJerseyGirl
by Michele on Aug. 19, 2013 at 6:58 AM

 They are wonderful!

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