Arthur Fleischman, Keynote Speaker (August 9)
Together with his daughter, Arthur wrote a best-selling account of their struggles and successes entitled Carly's Voice, which has been translated into six languages.
Keynote: Carly's Voice - Breaking through Autism
At two years old, Carly Fleischmann was diagnosed with severe autism. By seven, she was thought to be cognitively impaired and suffering from oral motor apraxia so severe, she would never be able to speak. After eight years of intensive behavioral and communication therapy, Carly typed her first letters on an assisted communication device.
Alix Generous, Keynote Speaker (August 10)
She regularly speaks to organizations and schools on mental health issues and the importance of creating an environment of acceptance for all kinds of minds. Alix is an advocate for the advancement of girls and young women through education. She credits her unique mind with her success in dealing with complex issues. She is currently working on her first book.
Karen McKibbin, PsyD
Dr. McKibbin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has worked with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder for over 15 years. She has trained at John Hopkins University and has been mentored by Dr. Tony Attwood, spending time working with him in his clinics in Australia.
Dr. McKibbin currently runs a successful private practice specializing in working with teenagers and adults with high functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. She has recently published a book on females on the autism spectrum entitled “Life on the Autism Spectrum: A Guide for Girls and Women”. She lives in Portland Oregon with her husband and two young children.
Laurie Faith, MAEd
Laurie Faith has been working in schools for 17 years. Laurie holds a BEd and MEd with full additional qualifications (AQ) in special education. She is a certified Future Design School educator, and has extensive training in both the Rotman School of Business’s Integrative Thinking discipline and Google’s Search Inside Yourself mindfulness approach. She is an associate at an executive function focused company called EFs2theRescue. In schools, she has led major initiatives in film-making, creative problem-solving, and special education. She has received recognition from SENG for distinguished contributions to gifted education. Laurie is currently on sabbatical, working full-time on mindfulness, design thinking, and executive-functions related projects. She is about to embark on another degree in psychology at U of T. Laurie is a regular presenter and workshop facilitator for public and private schools and other educational organizations.
University of Washington - Hayley Waltz, MS, BCBA and Patricia A. Matestic, PhD
Hayley Waltz, MS, BCBA, CCC, is a behavior and education consultant at the UW Autism Center. She has been working in the field of autism for over a decade in the Seattle area. She has vast experience with children, adolescents, and young adults in a variety of settings. She is fluent in many different behavioral technologies and is well versed in challenging behaviors, providing child and family support in a multitude of educational settings, and consultation/collaboration with other providers, school districts, and vocational services.
Patricia Matestic, PhD, is the clinic director and a licensed clinical psychologist at the UW Autism Center in Tacoma. Dr. Matestic received her Ph.D. in clinical and developmental psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and completed her internship at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She received additional postdoctoral training at the Child Study and Treatment Center in Lakewood through the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and completed a two year APA accredited pediatric psychology fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma.
Prior to coming to the UW Autism Center, Dr. Matestic served as the lead psychologist for three years on the only multidisciplinary diagnostic autism clinic for active duty service members and their families in Europe at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany. Currently at the UW Autism Center Tacoma, Dr. Matestic provides diagnostic evaluations, individual therapy, family and school consultations, as well as community outreach and training through autism specific presentations and involvement in local support networks such as the South Sound Autism Partnership. Dr. Matestic has a broad range of clinical expertise working with both children and adults including individuals with comorbid medical diagnoses, developmental disabilities and genetic disorders, chronic sleep difficulties, toileting problems, and mood and behavior problems.
Break out sessions will include:
Christine Lindgren, M.Ed.
Christine is an Autism Specialist and the Director of the Responding to Autism Center in Kennewick, Washington. She has been an Autism Specialist for over 20 years, and helps educate, treat, diagnose, and train professionals, families, children and adults on the autism spectrum. Christine has unique experiences from many perspectives, including: as a teacher to special education students, a consultant to professionals, families, schools, and organizations. Additionally, as a parent of a disabled child, and having a disability herself, she has a first-hand understanding of how to overcome and persevere the challenges a disability presents. Her passion to help those affected by Autism, provides many families with guidance, education, hope and the knowledge that they are not alone. You can learn more about her and the Responding to Autism Center at www.respondingtoautism.net. Breakout session: Navigating Chronic Behavior Problems at Home and at School.
Continuing Education Information:
CEU's will be available from Heritage University at the conference for an additional $25.
Certificates of attendance will be provided on request.
Up to 12 Clock Hours will be available.
*Waived or Reduced Registration is available. Send written request to:
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