November 4 | 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM
November 5 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 10-00 AM | Welcome and Keynote Speaker Tim Miles
I guess LinkedIn would probably tell you I'm an American entrepreneur, bestselling author, public speaker, and international marketing consultant. I'm the owner of a weird little firm that helps good companies, good employees, and good customers connect in this age of rapid distraction.
I'd rather tell you I'm Rich and Janet's boy, Lynn and John's brother, Dee's husband, Will and Sarah's daddy, and I'm trying hard every day to be better for all of them, as well as a kind and generous member of my various communities. I was born curious and excitable and those natural gifts and talents have never left me. They've also caused me hundreds of problems over the years.
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM | Break
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM | Breakout Session 1
Session A: Executive Functioning Skills: What Are They and Why They Matter
Session B: Gastrointestinal Comorbities and Autism Spectrum Disorder
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | Breakout Session 2
Session A: Navigating the Transition to College
Session B: Accessing Resources for Young Adults During Transition to Adulthood
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM | Break
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM | Breakout Session 3
Session A: Successful Parent Coaching Approaches
Session B: Depression in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM | Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Keynote Speaker Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University. When she was two and a half years old, she has no speech and all the symptoms of severe autism. Early intensive speech therapy enabled her to speak by age four. Her mother always encouraged her interest in art and urged her to draw different things. Good teachers and mentors were essential for Temple's success. Her high school science teacher challenged her with interesting projects where she had to figure out how to make things work. When studying in school became a pathway to becoming a scientist, she was motivated to study.
An HBO movie was made about her life and Temple was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame and The Academy of Arts and Sciences. Facilities she has designed handle over half the cattle in the U.S. Some of her most important books are New York Times Bestsellers Animals in Translation, Thinking in Pictures, The Autistic Brain, and The Way I See It.