We are pleased to annouce the 2016 Autism Society of the Quad Cities (ASQC) Fall Conference.
Registration: Starts at 7:45
Welcome (Starts at 7:45) : Gary Rowe - President of the Autism Society of the Quad Cities
Keynote (8:15 - 9:30am): David Finch - Author/Speaker
About our Keynote speaker: “Married in 2003 and diagnosed five years later with Asperger syndrome, I have committed myself to relentless self-improvement — sometimes to a comical extent. As a best-selling author and nationally sought-after speaker, I’ve had the privilege of inspiring and empowering more than 120 audiences in educational, professional, and corporate settings since 2012.”
Sessions: 9:45 - 11:30am
Your child has autism -- Now What?
What happens after High School? - Michael Petkewec, MA & Dr. Erica Kaldenberg of the UI REACH at the University of Iowa
Navigating the IEP Process - Carol Aden of the Mississippi Bend AEA
Assistive Technology - Deena Taylor, Special Education Educator
Parent Panel: 11:45 - 12:15pm
Closing: Amy Goldsberry of the Autism Soceity of the Quad Cities
About our Speakers:
David Finch - Author/Speaker
Carol Aden - Mississippi AEA
About Carol: Carol Aden is a member of the Iowa Family & Educator Partnership Team at the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency. Carol supports families on behalf of their children’s learning needs with resources and guidance in navigating the IEP process. Carol’s presentation will provide informational resources and tips for parent participation in the educational planning for their children
Michael Petkewec, MA Program Specialist, UI REACH
Michael Petkewec, M.A., has been working in the fields of non-profit management and education for over 25 years. Originally coming from a background in the arts, communications and traditional higher education, he has begun to utilize his background and experience in working at UI REACH at the University of Iowa. Marketing, development, event planning, and teaching communication skills and creativity are at the forefront of how Mr. Petkewec is helping a new generation of students with intellectual, cognitive, and learning disabilities.
Erica Kaldenberg, Ph.D.
Dr. Erica Kaldenberg is the Assistant Director of the UI REACH program at the University of Iowa. UI REACH is an on-campus two-year program for students with intellectual and cognitive disabilities. Dr. Kaldenberg completed her doctoral study in special education in 2015. She is an expert in academic interventions for postsecondary students with special needs. She has 12 years of experience in the field and has worked with individuals from elementary age to adulthood with a variety of learning challenges.