Pomona, CA…Casa Colina’s Sixth Annual Trends in Autism Conference
will be held at Galileo Hall on the Harvey Mudd College Campus at 240
East Platt Blvd., Claremont, California on Saturday, March 10th from 7:30
am to 4:30 pm and Sunday, March 11th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The conference features physicians, therapists and other Autism experts
and is intended to inform family members of individuals with an Autism
Spectrum Disorder, people who have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum
Disorder, teachers, educators, and clinicians – about the latest
clinical developments, real life experiences, challenges, and achievements.
A guest speaker of special interest is Stephen Shore, Ed.D., a man with
“strong autistic tendencies.” Nonverbal until four and recommended
for institutionalization, Stephen Shore completed a doctorate at Boston
University that focused on helping people with Autism develop their capacities
to the fullest extent possible. He is the board president emeritus for
the Asperger’s Association of New England and serves as board member
for several other similar organizations. Stephen is the author of three
books on Autism, and presents and consults internationally.
Other presenters include the world-renown Dr. Margaret Bauman, an Associate
Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Associate Pediatrician
and Neurologist at Mass General Hospital for Children; Jane R. Madell,
Ph.D., CCCA-SLP, Director of the Hearing, Speech, Language and Learning
Center and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and Professor of Clinical
Otolaryngology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Dorry Brown, M.Ed.,
Director of the Group Language Therapy Program in the Center for Communication
Disorders at Children’s Hospital Boston; Barbara Firestone, Ph.D.
and Laurie Stephens, Ph.D., Dr. Barbara Firestone is President & CEO
of The Help Group and Vice Chair of the California Legislative Blue Ribbon
Commission on Autism. Dr. Laurie Stephens is Director of The Help Group’s
Autism Spectrum Disorders Programs and Asst. Clinical Professor, UCLA
Semel Institute. For a complete list of speakers, visit www.casacolina.org.
This conference is vendorized by the Regional Center and parents of Regional
Center clients are welcome to attend. Certificates of Attendance will
be available as well as certain continuing education credits.
A continental breakfast, lunch, and break snacks on both days of the conference
will be provided. Cost is $225 per person for early registration by February
20, 2007. For more information about the conference, continuing education
credits and exhibitor opportunities, please call 909/596-7733, Ext. 2209
or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.casacolina.org.