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Conference - Autism Across the Lifespan  

Autism Across the Life Span
March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017
Regnier Center
Johnson County Community College
Co-sponsored by Kansas Center for Autism Research & Training and JCCC
Keynote presentations:  
Life, Animated: A Tale of Autism & Hidden Potential
by Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author
Ron's sixth book, "Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks,
Heroes, and Autism," Examines his family's 20-year struggle
with their youngest son Owen's autism. Having lost his speech at age 3, Owen seized upon a particular interest in the form of animated Disney movies, which helped him make sense of himself and the world. This deeply personal but universally resonant presentation is an adventure story of the human heart in which Ron shares stories of Owen's unique transformation from quiet solitude to animated communication.
Translational Research in Autism Spectrum Disorder
by Antonio Y. Hardan, MD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University
Dr. Antonio Hardan is the director of the Autism and Developmental Disorders Clinic at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University. He is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist with more than 20 years' experience assessing and treating children and adults with developmental disorders including autism. Dr. Hardan's research expertise is in the neurobiology of autism and in the development of innovative treatment for individuals with intellectual disabilities. He is also a professor as well as the director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry division at Stanford University.
About the Kansas Autism Conference
Johnson County Community College (JCCC) and KU's Kansas Center for Autism
Research and Training (K-CART) present Beyond the Diagnosis: Autism Across the Life Span. This conference, designed for professionals and families touched by autism, offers sessions and workshops to address the needs of family members, rehabilitation professionals, service providers and educators.

 Program subjects include:
* Behavioral Supports/Social Skills
* Early Childhood
* Employment
* Community Living
* Transition
* Research and Information
Student Registration: $40 
Individual Registration: $105 
Professional Registration with CEUs: $145 
(6 contact hours for Nurses, Social Workers and Counselors)   
For more information, visit www.ksautismconference.org 
Website: None
Registration Fee: $110.00
Start: Mar 03, 2017 at 08:00 am
End: Mar 03, 2017 at 04:00 pm