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3rd Autism Spectrum Disorders Seminar Series 2018

Autism Society Chapter Affiliate-Kern Autism Network

Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

3rd Autism Spectrum Disorders Seminar Series 2018

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Admission
Sales end for this ticket type January 31st.
Jan 31, 2018 $30.00 $1.59
General Admission
Sales end for this ticket on March 16th. If seats are available, tickets will be sold at the door on a first come, first served basis @ $50 per person.
Not Started $40.00 $1.79
If you require a certificate of attendance. This is not paid admission.
Mar 16, 2018 $5.00 $1.09
Autistic Teen/Young Adult Scholarship
This ticket is for Teen/Young Adult ONLY with an Autism/Asperger diagnosis to attend this 3rd seminar. Only 1 per household. This ticket type was made available by seminar sponsors. Quantities are limited.
Mar 16, 2018 Free $0.00
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Autism Spectrum Disorders Seminar Series 2018

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 2017-2018 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.  

Our 3rd series topic: "Adult Transitions-Puberty, Relationships, Bullying, College & More"
Alex Plank-Autistic Adult
Creator of Wrong Planet & Consultant on FX's "The Bridge"


Bio: Alex is an autism advocate, filmmaker, actor, and the creator of Wrong Planet. He is known for his consulting work on FX's The Bridge. After being diagnosed at the age of 9 with Asperger syndrome, Plank started Wrong Planet in order to find others like him on the Internet. After the popularity of Wrong Planet grew, Plank has been frequently mentioned in the mainstream media in articles relating to autism, Asperger's, and autism rights. As a child, Plank was bullied, excluded, and ridiculed by his peers, according to the book Neurotribes. He only found out about his diagnosis of Asperger's after looking through papers in his parents' drawers when he was nine years old. During his teen years, he searched the Internet to find others like him but was frustrated by the lack of sites for individuals with autism. He was a Linux developer while still in high school and was familiar with the tools needed to create an online community; he created Wrong Planet at the age of 17. Alex Plank's story regarding the founding of Wrong Planet is covered in the special education curriculum of many universities in the United States. A page is dedicated to Alex Plank and his story in a textbook used by various universities such as the University of Virginia and George Mason University for introduction to special education courses. 

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 small children please, due to the nature of topics discussed.  Pre-teens and young adults are encouraged to attend. 

Parking is available in either of these three options: Valet at Adventist Health Hospital, Parking Structure next to Medical Office Building or across the street at the Adventist Cancer Center parking lot on Chester. 








NOTE:  Any cancellations are subject to a $10.00 processing fee. 

Spanish Translation is available for early registered guest needing translation services.
Have questions about 3rd Autism Spectrum Disorders Seminar Series 2018? Contact Autism Society Chapter Affiliate-Kern Autism Network

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Adventist Health-Medical Office Building Rio Bravo Rooms
1524 27th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

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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. Our mission statement sums up our goals:

"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 the advocacy of research, education and inclusion for individuals challenged with autism."


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