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2022 Creating Your Own Path: Successful Transitions for Persons with Autism
September 8, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm CDT
Mississippi Statewide Autism Training Initiative
The importance of transitions for those with autism cannot be stressed enough and doesn’t happen overnight. The objective of this conference is to provide parents, advocates, professionals, and people with autism the opportunity to learn about resources and evidence-based best practices regarding planning and executing successful transitions.
Featured Speaker – Raun Kaufman
Raun K. Kaufman is the author of the book Autism Breakthrough: The Groundbreaking Method That Has Helped Families All Over the World and the former CEO of the Autism Treatment Center of America®.
An international lecturer and graduate of the Ivy League’s Brown University with a degree in Biomedical Ethics, Raun has completed lecture tours in the U.S., United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Romania, France, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam.
His articles have been featured in journals such as The Autism File and Good Autism Practice and in books such as Silver Linings and Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism.
He has been interviewed by media such as National Public Radio, BBC Television, Fox News Channel, The London Telegraph, and People Magazine.
In addition to his work with families and educators for almost 25 years, Raun brings a distinctive qualification to the realm of autism treatment: his own personal history.
As a child, Raun was diagnosed with so-called “severe” (non-speaking) autism and recommended for lifelong institutionalization. Instead, his parents worked with him in a totally new way they developed, enabling him to blossom, grow, and, ultimately, accomplish everything his parents were promised he would not. (A best-selling book and award-winning television movie were made about his journey.)
The conference will include:
- Keynote address – Neuro-Crash: The Real Cause of Meltdowns, Transition Anxiety and Explosive Behaviors
- Breakout sessions on sensory differences, autism in the classroom, behavior, accommodations in the workplace and social skills
- Family and Adult Panel
- Opportunities to network with speakers, providers, professionals and family members
Through August 31 – $125
September 1-8 – $150
Students $50 (must show student ID)