Beyond the Diagnosis
Autism Across the Life Span

Johnson County Community College (JCCC) and KU’s Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training (K-CART) are proud to present “Beyond the Diagnosis: Autism Across the Life Span.”

This two-day conference at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan., is designed for professionals and families touched by autism. Several dozen sessions and workshops will be presented during the conference to address the needs of families, rehabilitation professionals, service providers and educators.

Friday, October 24
Check-in 8-9 a.m.
Conference 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Saturday, October 25
Check-in 8-9 a.m.
Conference 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Keynote Presentation

Kevin SpencerKevin Spencer

It’s Not “Magic:” Engaging Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
The Benefits of Teaching Magic Tricks to Children with High Functioning Autism
About Kevin’s Keynote

Sessions

Session descriptions for the 2014 conference will be available this summer. See the 2013 conference schedule. Downloadable speaker presentations from the 2013 conference are now available.

Program Subjects

  • Behavioral Supports/Social Skills
  • Early Childhood
  • Employment
  • Community Living
  • Transition
  • Research and Information

All sessions, conducted by nationally known researchers, KU researchers and faculty, and regional experts from several different fields, will provide practical, informative counsel that will encourage and enlighten anyone working with or caring for toddlers, school-age children, teenagers or adults with ASD.

Among the dozens of sessions offered, topics include:

  • Early Intervention Strategies
  • Functional Behavior Assessment
  • Positive Behavioral Supports
  • Updates on Medications
  • Promoting Social Competence for Young Adults and Adolescents with ASD
  • Employment and ASD
  • Independent Living for Young Adults with ASD

Facilitators are professionals who have worked toward finding evidence-based solutions, or are experienced practitioners, employers, parents or program directors from government and consumer organizations.

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