The Autism Society of Wisconsin will be hosting its annual conference April 30 – May 2 at the Kalahari Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI.
This event is an extraordinary opportunity to engage with over 600 attendees, including some of the top leaders committed to improving the lives of individuals living with autism.
This year, AAPC author Temple Grandin, PhD, will be one of the keynote speakers. Grandin’s presentation, How People With Autism Think & Feel, is backed by personal experience and evidence-based research that provides an in-depth look into the minds of those on the autism spectrum. Attendants will learn how Grandin puts her thought process into action as well as how to learn from the individuals with autism in their lives. Additionally, they will take away practical tips for parenting and teaching.
Temple Grandin, PhD, is arguably the world's most famous person with autism. She is an animal scientist who designs livestock-handling facilities worldwide and is an assistant professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University. She received her degree in animal science from the University of Illinois and is a frequent lecturer on autism. She has authored numerous books on both subjects, including the updated and expanded edition of Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals With Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism, which examines the continuing dismal employment statistics for individuals with ASD. Among other things, Temple Grandin, PhD, and co-author, Kate Duffy, MS, take an in-depth look at entrepreneurship. Using real-life examples, they point out that many of the unique characteristics of individuals on the autism spectrum lend themselves well to entrepreneurial ventures. The book also explores many aspects of Vocational Rehabilitation programs that provide job training and placement for people with disabilities, as well as Social Security Administration programs that offer vocational assistance. Employment figures and prospects have been updated, and new jobs have been added that are well suited for those on the spectrum.
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