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1st Annual Alaska Autism Conference
"Bringing it together for Autism"
February 2016

The Autism Society of Alaska hosted the visit of Dr. Temple Grandin

Read Dr. Grandin's bio and accomplishments here.

Below are the presentations provided by speaker

Session 1

Alaska's Autism 5 Year Plan Phase 2 

Christie Reinhardt ~ Governor's Council on Disabilities & Special Education

Presentation Handout 


Encouraging Language Development - More Than Words and Social Thinking Overview

Betsey Jacobs, MA-CCC SLP ~ Alaska Center for Children and Adults

Presentation Handout


Will ABA Help My Child?

Linda Robertson - M.Ed., BCBA ~ Co-Owner of Step-In Autism Services of Alaska, LLC.


Session 2

IEP vs. 504 and  Accommodations Overview

Hettie Hume ~ Disability Law Center of Alaska


Biomedical Treatments for Autism

Dr. Suzette Mailloux ~ Holistic Medical Clinic

Presentation Handout


Assistive Tech - It’s Not Just all Computers and Ipads

Emily Matthies, MS, CRC, PVE ~ Assistive Technology of Alaska

Presentation Handout


Session 3

Sensory Processing Disorder

Theresa Sabens, OTR/L & Traci Roon, PT ~ Building Blocks Rehab

Presentation Handout


Autism Safety 101 & Resources for the Home,Community and with First Responders

Tonja Updike & Jerri Braun ~ Autism Society of Alaska

Presentation Handout 1

Presentation Handout 2

Presentation Handout 3


Executive What? An Intro to Executive Functioning and ASD

Tara Maltby M.Ed. ~ Alaska Autism Resource Center

Presentation Handout 1

Presentation Handout 2

FULL SPECTRUM SPONSORS!

CONFERENCE


Schedule At-a-Glance


Conference @ Pioneer Park Civic Center

9:00      Doors Open

9:45      Opening and Keynote

11:00    Book Signing with Dr. Grandin

Lunch   On Your Own

12:15    Break Out Session 1

1:15      Break Out Session 2

2:15      Break Out Session 3

3: 00     See What's Local Exhibitor Hall 


Community Presentation @ Friends Church

5:30 Book Signing followed by presentation


Conference & Registration Information - Bringing it Together for Autism
The Autism Society of Alaska is pleased to offer this first annual conference. The conference will be held Monday, February 29, 2016 and will feature a world-renown speaker on autism, Dr. Temple Grandin, local speakers, and exhibit booths to discover what is offered for Autism in Alaska

THE CONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT! Please join us for one of the community events listed below.  

Where: Pioneer Park Civic Center
When: Monday, February 29, 2016
Time: Opening at 9:00am and Closing at 4: 30 pm. (Breaks offered throughout the day)
Cost:  *Adults $75 (save $25 by registering before January 31)
        
SCHEDULE
Click here for a schedule of the day and here for specific breakout sessions being offered.  More information will be coming.  You can also click here for presentation handouts and other information.

Refunds will not be issued after Friday, February 19, 2016.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS!

ASA Sponsored FREE Temple Grandin Presentations & Book Signings 

COMMUNITY NIGHT

Let us come together as a state in the name of autism and listen to Dr. Grandin talk with the Alaskan Community to learn about autism, her personal and professional journey, and how we can support people on the spectrum, as well as their families. You do not need to register for this event.


Where: Friends Community Church
When: Monday, February 29, 2016
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 book signing with presentation following
Cost: FREE 


**Free child care is available during the community presentation at Step-In Autism for families with children with autism and their siblings. Space is limited. Call Shannon at 907.374.7001 to register for childcare.**

FRIENDS OF ASA!

ASA PRESENTATIONS AT UAF

ASA is sponsoring an afternoon with Temple February 28th at UAF where she will be providing a Biomedical and One Health Seminar "Behavior of Multiple Species" from 3:00-4:00 at Davis Concert Hall.  ASA is also sponsoring a book signing immediately following the seminar.  There is no registration for this event.  For more information about the UAF presentation and parking details visit www.cnsm.uaf.edu/grandin

Where: Davis Concert Hall, 312 Tanana Loop, UAF Campus 
When: Sunday, February 28, 2016
Time: Presentation 3:00 p.m. Book Signing 4:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Cost: FREE with no registration
EXHIBITORS
Exhibitor applications have closed. 

SPONSORS
Sponsorship opportunities have closed.

THANK YOU TO OUR IN-KIND SPONSORS AND THOSE WHO HELPED PUT TOGETHER THE EVENT!

Flint Hills Resources
Flash Painting, LLP

Scott Lonergan


If you have questions, please email us at [email protected] or call 1-877-374-4421.