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The Arc of Illinois Living With Autism Conference 2013

The Arc of Illinois

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

The Arc of Illinois Living With Autism Conference 2013

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Self-Advocate/Family Arc Member Ended $95.00 $0.00
Self-Advocate/Family Non-Arc Member Ended $130.00 $0.00
Professional Arc Member Ended $140.00 $0.00
Professional Non-Arc Member Ended $180.00 $0.00

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8:30–10:30 a.m. - “Obstacles Into Opportunities

presented by Stephen Shore, Ed.D.

Going against conventional wisdom, this presentation examines how deficits and challenges so pervasively attributed to autism can be reframed as strengths. Employing an autobiographical structure combined with experiences of others with autism, participants will come away with practical solutions for considering characteristics of autism as potential springboards to success in education from preschool to post graduate, employment, effective self-advocacy, meaningful engagement in the community as building blocks for leading a fulfilling and productive life.          

The conference participant will be able to: list at least 3 situations where deficits can become strengths; develop a familiarity as to how strengths can be used to navigate around challenges; learn that considered decisions can be made to avoid areas of challenge while still leading a fulfilling and productive life; and understand the importance of people with autism and other disabilities in understanding themselves as a key factor in success.


10:45-11:45 a.m. - “Positive Behavioral Change”

presented by Barbara T. Doyle, MS


Replacing dangerous or problematic behavior with more functional and adaptive behavior is a key goal for all programs and for all people with autism spectrum disorders or other developmental disabilities.       Participants in this keynote will become better able to define, discuss and change problematic behavior in a positive, effective manner focusing on practical environmental manipulations and effective communication-based strategies. Participants will learn: unifying assumptions that will make behavioral interventions more effective, accurate, working definitions of behavior, behavior management and behavioral programming; the importance of the “can’t vs. won’t” dilemma; simple, effective ways to collect and analyze data; how to communicate more effectively with others regarding behavior in order to have better team decision making and much more!


11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. -  Luncheon (included in registration) & Networking

12:45 - 1:45 p.m. -  "Positive Behavioral Change" by Barbara T. Doyle, MS continued

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - “You’re Going To Love This Kid”: Educating Students

                        with Autism In Inclusive Schools and Community Settings” 

                              presented by Dr. Paula Kluth

In this interactive session, participants will learn practical ways of supporting students with autism spectrum labels and other disabilities within general education classrooms and community settings. Topics  addressed include defining (and redefining) autism, listening to the voices of those on the spectrum, differentiating instruction, creating more active and responsive lessons, making the classroom comfortable, and providing opportunities for communication and social skill support.


2013 Living With Autism Conference

 Dr. Paula Kluth - Back by Popular Demand!

 Dr. Stephen Shore - Self-Advocate, Professor and Author

 Barbara T. Doyle, MS - Popular Trainer & Author

 Earn 6 CEUs for QIDPs, Social Workers and Nursing Home Administrators or 6 Educator CPDUs.


Have questions about The Arc of Illinois Living With Autism Conference 2013? Contact The Arc of Illinois

When & Where

Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Dr.
I-80 and Harlem Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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The Arc of Illinois

The Arc of Illinois is a non-profit organization committed to empowering persons with disabilities to achieve full participation in community life through informed choices.

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