The Arc of Illinois “Living With Autism Conference 2013”
The Arc of Illinois “Living With Autism” Conference will be taking place on September 24,
2013 at the Tinley Park Convention Center. The “Living With Autism” Conference will bring
together experts from across the country to discuss and examine topics relating to a variety
of issues that will help families, professionals, and everyone living with autism in their everyday
life. Keynote speaker, Stephen Shore, Ed.D. will share his experiences living with autism with
his presentation, “Obstacles Into Opportunities: Turning Away From Closed Doors
and Opening New Ones”. Participants will come away with practical solutions for considering characteristics of autism as potential springboards to success in education from preschool to
post graduate, employment, effective self-advocacy, and meaningful engagement in the
community as building blocks for leading a fulfilling and productive life.
Barbara T. Doyle, MS will present “Positive Behavioral Change.” Participants will
learn: unifying assumptions that will make behavioral interventions more effective, accurate,
working definitions of behavior, behavior management and behavioral programming; the
importance of the “can’t vs. won’t” dilemma; simple, effective ways to collect and analyze
data; how to communicate more effectively with others regarding behavior in order to have
better team decision making and much more!
Dr. Paula Kluth will present “You’re Going To Love This Kid”: Educating Students
with Autism in Inclusive Schools and Community Settings.” Participants will learn
practical ways of supporting students with autism spectrum labels and other disabilities
within general education classrooms and community settings.
Continuing Education Credits for professionals will be available at this conference. Register online at www.www.thearcofil.org/events or check out the brochure here. For questions, please contact our office at (815) 464-1832.
Rubin Law, A Professional Corporation is a Keynote Sponsor of The Arc of “Illinois
Living With Autism” Conference.
Tony Paulauski Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423