MPACT Presents Keynote Speaker: Aaron Likens
An accomplished public speaker, published author, avid blogger and remarkable individual, Aaron Likens was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism, at age 20. A recipient of the prestigious Mental Health Champion award given by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Aaron has found an opportunity to share with the world how the autism mind works through his position as Easter Seals Midwest’s Autism Ambassador.
Having been diagnosed later in life, Aaron is committed to “the race for autism awareness and understanding,” advocating for early intervention services and helping our community better understand autism—how it feels, how individuals with autism face unique issues and challenges, and how to interact effectively with someone with autism.
His inspirational message is full of laughter, tears and hope, and promises to leave a lasting impression on people of all ages.
The Summit is a one-day learning experience designed for students who have disabilities, special education transition personnel and student teams, family members, case managers, VR counselors, and Centers for Independent Living personnel. Summit sessions are focused on the preparation of youth for transition to postsecondary education, employment, independent living, and community experiences.
If you prefer to register by mail and/or email. Go to the MPACT website www.missouriparentsact.org and download the registration form. If paying by check you will need to mail or email in a registration form; make check payable to MPACT and note Summit 2016.
MPACT requests that each Summit attendee complete and return a photo release and waiver form. Registration and the photo release and waiver form may be mailed to MPACT, 7421 Mexico Rd, Suite 200 St. Peters, MO 63376 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summit agenda available at www.missouriparentsact.org
When & Where
MPACT is a statewide parent training and information center that serves parents of children with all disabilities. Our primary goal is to assist parents in their effort to effectively advocate for their children's educational rights and services. MPACT staff and volunteers are located throughout Missouri and work with public and private agencies, parent groups, professional organizations and advocacy groups to achieve that goal.
Our mission is to empower families to advocate for themselves so that children with special educational needs can reach their full potential in education and life - through support, training, and education.