If I could snap my fingers and be nonautistic, I would not. Autism is part of what I am.

-Temple Grandin

Events

book_en1) ‘The story of my life’ – Helping children with ASD develop self-understanding.

Workshop for parents and professionals.

The development of self-awareness is essential in forming one’s identity and building self-esteem. ‘The story of my life’ workbook covers all important aspects of a child’s life, thus laying the foundation of self-identity. In this workshop you will learn about the development of self-awareness and receive guidelines as to how to complete this workbook.

Date: 24 April, 2014 – in English
1 May, 2014 – in French

Time: 18:30 – 20:30

Place: 263, Duluth St. East, 2nd floor
Montreal, H2W 1H7

Places are limited, please register:
info@lilyped.ca

Fee: $50 including workbook

2) Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity
May 19 – 20, 2014, Honolulu, Hawaii
I will have the pleasure to present at this internationally renown conference on May 19th. My presentation topic will be: Perspectives on Autism. Here is the abstract to my presentation:

In this presentation I propose to look at autism from a different perspective, shift the attention
from the deficits and emphasize the positive aspects of ASD. Real-life examples will be
presented to illustrate how their unique skills, strengths, and interests can be used to
overcome difficulties and reach their full potential.

http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/

3) Milestones 12th Annual Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference
June 18-19, 2014, Cleveland , Ohio
I will present a 75 min workshop at this conference on the topic of: The Story of My Life – Helping Children with Autism Develop Self-Understanding
Here is the abstract:

Children with autism have great difficulties with self-understanding and social connections which lead to endless struggles in their lives. ‘The story of my life’ is a workbook that intends to help children with autism develop a sense of self and social awareness. It helps them understand: who they are, how they change as they grow older, who their family is, what their likes/ dislikes and interests are, and learn about their environment and the people around them. It is a practical tool personalized for each child that covers all important areas of life: family, home, physical and social environment. In this workshop I will present a guideline as to how to develop such a workbook and use it with children on the spectrum to facilitate transitions in life and promote self-understanding. Working on ‘The story of my life’ will bring many memorable moments for families and soon will become a daily reference book for children with autism.

http://milestones.org/what-we-do/conferences/

Please stay tuned for other events.