Autism Society of Wisconsin Annual Conference
April 30 - May 2, 2015
Kalahari Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells
Thank you to all of the 2015 ASW Conference Sponsors, Volunteers, Attendees, Speakers, and Exhibitors! With over 1,000 people participating in our 3 day conference in the Dells this year, it was a fantastic event filled with networking, learning and fun. Please save the date for our 2016 Annual Conference which will be April 7 - 9, 2016 in Wisconsin Dells.
All follow up questions regarding the conference can be directed to Melissa Vande Velden at email@example.com or 920-973-6636. ___________________________________________________
Save the Date for our 2015 Fall Conference!
Welcome to the Awesome of Being Different. Together.
Early Bird Registration July 6-31, 2015 Member: $100 Non-Member: $125 General Registration August 1- September 21, 2015: Member: $125 Non-Member: $150
Autism Society of Wisconsin Fall Conference
Presented by Jennifer O'Toole
October 1, 2015
Waukesha County Technical College
Registration will open in July.
An Aspie, mother of three Asperkids, bestselling author of the Asperkids series, teacher, and social worker, whatever your connection to the spectrum might be….it’s one she shares. And understands. With her trademark wit, cheek, and “well, now, that makes sense” explanations everyone can understand, Jennifer speaks from the heart.
Jennifer's opening talk, “Relentless Possibility (and a Little Bit of Caffeine)” is foundational. Smart ideas spoken lainly in ways that challenge veteran professionals and give real hope to families just beginning their spectrum journeys. It’s “the need to knows” everyone needs to really understand: the “evil nemesis” that is anxiety. The real effects of sensory stuff. The secret power of special interests. “Obstacle illusions,” learning detours, kindness, and — in “all-caps,” RESPECT.
Next, Jennifer shows us how to shake up our parenting, our teaching, and our plans with NON-LAME FUN - spectrum style! Teach flexible thinking by dissolving eggshells. Teach perspective by making mosaics, optical illusions, chemical density experiments or smart phone scavenger hunts. This talk is bursting with go-to ideas for creative, concrete solutions that audiences can use the very next day. It’s play. With purpose. And tattooed bananas.
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