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

-Temple Grandin


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:

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.


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.


Please stay tuned for other events.