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 – Oct. 23-24, 2015, 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.
This year’s keynote speakers will be:
Kathy Koenig MSN, APRN
Associate Research Scientist in the Child Study Center; Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatry; Director, Initiative for Girls and Women with Autism Spectrum Disorders
LeAnn Smith, PhD
Associate Scientist, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin
Program subjects include:
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:
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.