Kern Autism Network-Autism Society 18th Annual Autism Awareness Conference "Bullying & Autism"
Friday, March 1, 2013 from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Bullying in the United States was once a silent epidemic which was endured by millions of children on a daily basis. Today, bullying in schools is being recognized as a national problem for all students including children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Dr. Ernsperger will provide research and specific strategies in order for parents and professionals to create a safe educational environment and follow the legal requirements set out by the federal government on bullying prevention for students with disabilities.
Lori A. Ernsperger, Ph.D., Special, Education
Autism and Behavioral Consulting
Dr. Ernsperger is the owner of Autism and Behavioral Consulting. She has 26 years of experience working as a classroom teacher, administrator, and behavioral consultant. She currently provides staff development and conference workshops to school district personnel and parents. For more information: www.loriernsperger.com
The Brief Bio-LAURA NAGLE
I am now in my mid fifties. Although I was diagnosed as autistic while still in elementary school, I had no memory of this. Until I self diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome several years ago, my life has been a blind exploration of autism. I firmly believe that I might have been able to accomplish more with my time had I been aware of my deepest self and been able to develop a life to fit. However, not all has been bad. I own a small architectural business in Williams, AZ. I am self sufficient-at a low level perhaps-but still living without assistance. My goal is to use my life's experience to assist others on the spectrum to live better lives, and to be part of the founding of autistic culture.
Vendors Confirmed Participating in 2013 KAN Conference:
Special Needs Project Exclusive Book Vendor; Shield Health Care; Kern County Superintendent of Schools-SELPA; AimInsight Solutions, Inc; Lindamood Bell Learning Processes; Dr. Penelope Suter O.D.; Dolphin Star; Autism Interventions & Resources, Inc.; Valley Achievement Center; MAPSS; Celtic Art Therapy; H.E.A.R.T.S. Connection; Holdsambeck & Associates, Inc., Convaid, "Pops Carmel Corn", The Jasmine Nyree Centers, Inc., That's Sew You!, Taft College Transition To Independent Living Program, Special Olympics Kern County, AHEADD, Kings Academic Boot Camp, Center for Autism and Related Disorders (C.A.R.D.), Caring Corner, League of Dreams
Sponsors: AS One Inc., Endeavor in the West, AIMES, Paramount Farming Co., MAPSS, Chateau D'Bakersfield, Calcot Ltd., Frito Lay, Inc., Puget Family
Conference Schedule of Events
7:00-8:30 Conference Check-In, Vendors Open, Continental Breakfast
8:45-9:00 Welcome, Conference Information
Ramona Puget, KAN President
Scott Badesh, Autism Society, CEO (National Office)
9:15-10:15 Lori Ernsperger, Ph.D.: The 3 R’s to Bullying
Prevention: Recognize, Respond & Report
10:15-10:30 Break- Vendors Open
10:35-11:50 Lori Ernsperger, Ph.D.: The 3 R’s to Bullying
Prevention: Recognize, Respond & Report-Q/A
12:00-1:40 Lunch Served
Lunch Inspirational Speaker: Loren John Presley
1:45-3:15 Laura Nagle: Adult on the Spectrum
“Bullying an Autistic Perspective”
3:15-3:45 Q/A with Laura Nagle
3:45 Conference Ends!
More than 30 days prior to the first day of conference you receive a refund via check minus a processing fee of $25.All cancellations must be received in writing by the deadlines indicated below:
- Three days or less prior to first day of conference: no refunds available. Sorry no exceptions, but you can substitute someone else if you cannot attend. Please notify us 48 hours in advance.
When & Where
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. The organization is completely operated under an all-volunteer board with no paid staff. Our mission statement:
"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 advocacy, research, education and inclusion for individuals challenged with autism."
Kern Autism Network-Autism Society
Office: 1712 19th Street Suite 110
Mailing address: 8200 Stockdale Hwy. M-10 #171