Spring Autism Conference
"Embracing Autism with Practical Supports"
March 12 and 13, 2013 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Conference Presenter: Judy Endow, M.S.W. is an author and international speaker on a variety of autism related topics. She is part of the Wisconsin DPI Statewide Autism Training Team and a board member of both the Autism Society of America, Wisconsin Chapter and the Autism National Committee. In addition, Judy also works with the Autistic Global Initiative (AGI), a program of the Autism Research Institute. Judy maintains a private practice in Madison, Wisconsin providing consultation for families, school districts and other agencies. Besides having autism herself, she is the parent of three now grown sons, one of who is on the autism spectrum. In her spare time, Judy enjoys expressing her thoughts and ideas by creating one-of-a-kind hand-built pottery sculptures and painting with acrylics. Visit Judy's website for more information about her work and her art.
Conference Description: The conference will open with a keynote, "Embracing Life Autistically," in which Judy discusses three areas of her everyday life. The remainder of the day will focus on sensory regulation and understanding the hidden curriculum. The second day will open with the keynote, "Diagnostic Deficits and the Humanity of Autism," followed by a presentation on "Outsmarting Explosive Behavior." The day will conclude with a personal look at the sensory impacts of autism along with a more advanced sensory presentation discussing implementation of a sensory diet.
Continuing Education Credits: The conference planners are applying for 1 hour of graduate credit for this conference, You will be able to apply for the graduate credit at the conference.
Time: The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. Registration will be from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Day 1 - March 12, 2013.
Intended Audience: Educators, Parents, Therapists and Early Childhood Personnel.
People with Disabilities and Their Families: The South Dakota Council on Developmental Disabilities has funds available to assist people with developmental disabilities and/or their family members to attend in-state conferences, training events, committees, and other similar activities. For more information, visit the South Dakota Council on Developmental Disabilities web site.