Lectures and Special Events
The Center hosts, sponsors, and delivers lectures, special events, and other educational opportunities in support of its mission.
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2019 Upcoming events
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Our thanks to all of you for your help in making these past events so successful!
26th Annual Northeast Regional Conference on Autism
'PREPARING FOR SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYMENT: PRE-K TO ADULTHOOD'
March 18 - 19, 2016
SCSU Adanti Student Center
Friday Keynote Speaker: Barbara Bissonette
Barbara Bissonette is a certified coach and the Principal of Forward Motion Coaching®. She provides career development and job coaching and workplace advocacy for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome (and similar autism spectrum profiles) and Nonverbal Learning Disorder. Barbara is the author of the The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger’s Syndrome, a 2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Gold Medal winner. The Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide: A Neurotypical’s Secrets for Success was released in 2013; and Helping Adults with Asperger’s SyndromeGet & Stay Hired: Career Coaching Strategies for Professionals and Parents of Adults on the Autism Spectrum was published in December, 2014. She publishes the monthly Asperger’s & NLD Career Letter, with tips on how to find a job and maintain employment. For more information on Barbara Bissonette, click here.
Saturday Keynote Speaker: Carol Gray
Carol Gray is the Director of The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding in Grandville, Michigan. She has completed over 22 years of employment with Jenison Public Schools in Jenison, Michigan, initially as a teacher with students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and in recent years as a consultant to students with ASD in inclusive educational programs. In 1991, Carol developed Social Stories™ and Comic Strip Conversations, strategies that are used worldwide with children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She has published several resources on topics related to children and adults with ASD, including articles on bullying, death and dying, and how to teach social understanding. (Carol’s complete three-part series of articles, Gray’s Guide to Bullying Parts I-III, 2000-2001, was reprinted under one cover in a special edition of the Jenison Autism Journal, Vol 16 #1, 2004). She is the recipient of the Barbara Lipinski Award for her international contribution to the education and welfare of people with ASD. For more information on Carol Gray, click here.
Saturday Keynote Speaker: John Miller
John Miller was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1968. During his childhood he worked hard to overcome many academic obstacles. He decided to get a Masters in Special Education to help young people succeed academically and in life. During this period he was diagnosed with autism, which answered many questions. For over a decade he has taught students with varying degrees of autism and settings. Beyond teaching, he has consulted, creating pragmatic and organizational programs for individuals with autism. For over half a decade he has presented on a variety of topics that deal with pragmatics, inclusion, transition, among others throughout the United States. Presently, he sits on the Florida board of the Autism Society and Florida Atlantic University CARD Constituency Committee. In September, he became a member of an education and programming committee at Autism Society of America. John's book Decoding Dating received the Dr. Temple Grandin Award for Outstanding Literary Work of the Year. For more information on John Miller, click here.