1st Autism Spectrum Disorders Seminar Series 2016-2017
Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Join Kern Autism Network-Autism Society Affiliate in our newest approach at providing up to date information to families, educators, therapist, SLP, MFT, LSW, doctors and community at large. These series of seminars will occur throughout the 2016-2017 school year with speakers in the field of autism expertise, with topics meant to address the entire autism spectrum as defined by the DSM-5.
Bio: Samuel Capozzi is a sophomore at Cal State University Channel Islands who has autism and spells/types to communicate. Samuel is considered non-speaking and non-writing, yet he does exceptionally well academically at college. He is one of a few individuals who face his outward challenges that attends a university across the nation. His presence on a college campus is a big deal! Samuel considers himself to be a pioneer for others who face similar obstacles attaining higher education and pursuing their dreams and goals. As of now, Samuel personally aspires to be an attorney. The road to getting accepted at three universities as a freshman was not easy; however, he tenaciously pursued his dream not only for himself but for the many who are still misunderstood and marginalized. He is honored to be on the board of Autism Society, Ventura County and has the pleasure of being the first ASVC board member with autism. Samuel believes it's important to be present, included, and involved in decisions about and for the autistic community. He enjoys working with his fellow board members, especially on the annual Aut2Run charity race held on his campus, CSUCI.
In 2015, he was awarded the Awesome in Autism 'Individual of the Year' recognition and aspires to be a voice for the voiceless. Samuel enjoys the privilege of presenting and sharing his journey at conferences, seminars, schools, churches, local government meetings, through print media, and now through internet radio. He is passionate about advocating for & educating others about the importance of finding a reliable means of communication for his many peers with autism who don't yet have a voice.
Light Continental Breakfast will be served with doors opening at 8:00 a.m. for check-in and seminar starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. No children please. CEU's have been approved for SLP for 3 hours.
Dr. Penelope Suter: 661-869-2010
NOTE: Any cancellations are subject to a $5.00 processing fee.
Spanish Translation is available for guest needing translation services.
When & Where
Autism Society Chapter Affiliate-Kern Autism Network
The Autism Society Chapter -Kern Autism Network (KAN) is a non-profit organization of parents, grandparents, professionals, and other individuals that have an interest in autism. The organization is completely operated under an all-volunteer board with no paid staff. Our mission statement:
"Autism Society Chapter -Kern Autism Network provides support, awareness, information and education to families, professionals and the public throughout Kern County. We work towards cooperation, coordination and the creation of services between individuals and agencies. We strive for advocacy, research, education and inclusion for individuals challenged with autism."
Kern Autism Network-Autism Society
Office: 1712 19th Street Suite 110
Mailing address: 8200 Stockdale Hwy. M-10 #171