June 12-13: Lighting the Way Autism Conference, Walk
Autism Spectrum Disorders in our Community
Solutions for Success: Diagnosis Through Adulthood
The Conference cost for the 2-day, June 12-13, event is $100. Register today for the Conference.
- The $100 registration fee includes meals, breaks and handouts.
- Registration: 8-8:30 a.m., Thursday, June 12, Edith Mortenson Center. Badges and materials for the conference will be available.
- Reception for Parents: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, June 12, at the Fellows' Presidential Residence, located near campus at 2817 S. Grange Ave.
- Parent Scholarships available — Contact SD Parent Connection at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Graduate Credit is available for additional fee. SDDOE renewal credit and CEUs are available at no additional cost.
- Brochure — Contains the registration form that can be printed and mailed.
- Campus Map and Lodging Options
- Contact Us — If you have questions or need further information about the conference.
Thursday, June 12
Judy Endow, MSW is an author and international speaker on a variety of autism-related topics, and is part of the Wisconsin DPI Statewide Autism Training Team and a board member of both the Autism Society of America, Wisconsin Chapter and the Autism National Committee. In addition, Judy works with the Autistic Global Initiative (AGI), a program of the Autism Research Institute.
Judy maintains a private practice in Madison, Wisconsin, providing consultation for families, school districts and other agencies. Besides having autism herself, she is the parent of three now grown sons, one of whom is on the autism spectrum. In her spare time Judy enjoys expressing her thoughts and ideas by creating one-of-a-kind hand-built pottery sculptures and painting with acrylics.
Friday, June 13
Paul Wehman, Ph.D., is a Professor of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Chairman of Rehabilitation Research with a joint appointment in the Departments of Special Education and Disability Policy and Rehabilitation Counseling. He received the VCU School of Medicine Research Recognition Award (June, 2007) and was elected Life Long Emeritus Member of APSE: The Employment Network, in August 2006 (an organization dedicated to the employment of people with significant disabilities).
Dr. Wehman has written, co- authored, or edited 42 commercially published books and written over 200 journal articles, mostly in the transition and employment areas. He is on several editorial boards and has been Editor of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation for 18 years. Dr. Wehman is the parent of two children with disabilities.
Apple iPad Lab
Apple iPad Technology has opened up new avenues of communication for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. The iPad lab will provide an opportunity to learn about these tools and try iPad Apps designed for those with autism spectrum disorders. Apple iPads will be provided, but feel free to bring your own iPad.
Lighting the Way Autism Walk: Saturday, June 14
9-11 a.m. — Meet at Commons Circle, near Morrison Commons.