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Becca Lory Hector at AANE's Daniel W. Rosenn Connections Conference

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AANE is excited to announce that Becca Lory Hector will be presenting at AANE's Annual 2019 Daniel W. Rosenn Connections Conference!

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AANE's Annual 2019 Daniel W. Rosenn Connections Conference

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center

181 Boston Post Road E W, Marlborough, MA

This conference for adults on the spectrum, parents, and professionals will include:

  • 14 break-out sessions / 2 workshop options
  • Continuing education credits for professionals
  • Information tables highlighting local resources and programs
  • Opportunities to connect and network

JOIN US IN WELCOMING OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER!

BECCA LORY HECTOR, CAS, BCCS was diagnosed on the autism spectrum as an adult and has since become an active autism advocate, consultant, speaker, and author. With a focus on living an active, positive life, her work includes autism consulting, public speaking engagements, writing a monthly blog, Live Positively Autistic, and the bi-weekly podcast that she co-hosts, Spectrumly Speaking. Becca has published multiple articles about life on the autism spectrum with the goal of spreading acceptance, understanding, and encouraging self-advocacy. She spent four years supporting the autism community in the non-profit sector in her work for grass-roots organizations that provide resources and services directly to individuals on the autism spectrum. Becca left non-profits to pursue dual certifications as a Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) and Cognitive Specialist (BCCS). Becca also sits on the Board of Directors of Different Brains and the Foundation for Life Guides for Autism, the Community Council of AASET (Autistic Adults and other Stakeholders Engaged Together), as well as, the Scientific and Community Advisory board of SPARK for Autism. Becca is a proud contributing author of Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism and serves as an Assistant Editor and Feature Writer at Spectrum Women Magazine.

DAY-AT-A-GLANCE

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM REGISTRATION

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: SELF-DEFINED LIVING, BECCA LORY HECTOR, CAS, BCCS

How do you define "success"? What does a "happy" life mean? Individuals on the autism spectrum often find that socaitey, family, cultural normals, or even a boss define what makes life successful, acceptable, and even happy. Becca will discuss what self-defined living means and why it is so essential in the evolution to adulthood. Becca will share some simple, effective techniques for redefining your world that individuals on the autism spectrum can use to create a quality of life that is, by their own definition, happy, successful, and acceptable.

10:45 AM -12:15 PM SESSION I

(attendees to elect one)

  • Q & A with Neurodiverse Couples Specialist for Partners in a Neurodiverse Relationship and for Professionals, Grace Myhill, MSW
  • Video Gaming - Addiction or Activity?, Dot Lucci, M.Ed, CAGS and Jeremy Cummings
  • Evolution of the Autistic Character in Film and Television, Marguerite Elisofon, Samantha Elisofon and Talia Eapen
  • Behavioral Medication Assessments in Autism Spectrum: Symptom Identification and Treatment, Todd Levine, MD
  • Effective Communication and Collaboration with Special Education Teams, Elise Wulff, M.Ed
  • Autism Spectrum and Criminal Law, Peter Hahn, Esq.

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM SESSION II

(attendees to elect one)

  • Special Education Law: Rights and Responsibilities, Peter Hahn, Esq.
  • Meaningful Employment: The Power of a Supportive Environment, Karen Lean
  • Autism and Trauma, Nancy Roosa, Psy.D & Stephanie Monaghan-Blout, Psy.D
  • How an Aspie Teenager Made it Through These Years, Sam Farmer
  • Effective Advocacy and Disclosure: A Workshop for People on the Autism Spectrum, Stephen Shore, Ed.D (Part 1)
  • Transition Planning for Life After School, Kelley Challen, Ed.M., CAS (Part 1)

3:00 PM- 4:30 PM: SESSION III

(attendees to elect one)

  • Autism Spectrum and the Criminal Justice System: An Inside Out Approach, Nick Dubin, Psy.D
  • Executive Functioning, Brian Willoughby, Ph.D
  • Parenting without Panic, Brenda Dater, MSW, MPH
  • Looking at Trauma and Anxiety through the EMDR Framework, Tonya White, LMHC
  • Effective Advocacy and Disclosure: A Workshop for People on the Autism Spectrum, Stephen Shore, Ed.D (Part 2)
  • Transition Planning for Life After School, Kelley Challen, Ed.M., CAS (Part 2)

REGISTRATION & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Please be sure to indicate your lunch preferences on your registration.

A general AANE Certificate of Attendance is available to anyone who attends the full day's program at no additional fee.

Standard Attendees $110 per person ($75 for each additional family member from the same household.)

Professional Attendees $150 per person (Please note that the professional attendee rate is for professionals seeking continuing education credits.)

Applications for continuing education credits for social workers, psychologists and mental health counselors are in process.

ASHA: The general AANE Certificate of Attendance can be used towards the ASHA certification process. Please note the AANE Certificate of Attendance is given to all 'Standard Attendees', it is not a certificate specifically for ASHA, but the AANE Certificate of Attendance can be used towards the ASHA certification process. If you plan to use the AANE certificate towards your ASHA certification process you would register as a 'Standard Attendee' on the registration page. You will not be charged the higher professional rate.

ASL or CART Accommodations: Please specify on your registration if you will need an ASL interpreter, CART, or additional accommodations. ASL or CART accommodations must be requested by October 16, 2019.

Directions/Parking: The Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel is located at 181 Boston Post Road E W, Marlborough, MA. Please note that the Trade Center is a separate building near the hotel. The Conference is taking place in the Hotel building. Parking available on site free of charge.

The exhibitor area will be open throughout the day. Stop by and visit our exhibitors during morning registration, lunch, and break times!

To support individual sensory needs, please refrain from wearing perfume/scented products at the conference.

A designated area will be available for those seeking a quiet space during the conference.

Dogs: Only leashed service dogs permitted.

Weather or Public Emergency: Call (617) 393-3824 x25 for a recorded message regarding the conference status.

Financial Assistance: Financial Assistance is available. To request financial assistance to attend the conference please contact the organizer at events@aane.org.

Refund Policy: Refunds, minus a $10 processing fee per registration, are available until the end of our business day on November 1, 2019. No refunds/credits after November 1, 2019 including no-shows.

For all inquires and requests, please reach out to events@aane.org

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

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