The Arc of Illinois is sponsoring Bringing It All Together! The Arc of Illinois Living with Autism Conference on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the Tinley Park Convention Center.
Our main keynote speaker will be Dr. Temple Grandin. Dr. Grandin’s presentation will be: “Autism and My Sensory Based World,” using her own experiences as a guide, Dr. Grandin will examine the role of finding the right job for people on the autism spectrum, where passion becomes the foundation for one’s work. Dr. Grandin will also cover the issue of sensory oversensitivity in autism and how simple modifications in the workplace and the classroom can provide a successful and comfortable environment. Believing the world needs all kinds of minds, she will provide meaning to the current job market. There will be time for questions and answers.
In addition to Dr. Grandin, the following experts on autism will present:
Dr. Andy Bondy, “Guide to Managing Challenging Behaviors.” This workshop outlines a powerful and effective model for dealing with difficult behaviors, including the
most challenging self-injurious behaviors.
Dr. Paula Kluth, “We Thought You’d Never Ask: Voices From the Spectrum.” Dr. Kluth explores the gap between the dominant discourse in autism and the stories of people on the spectrum themselves. She will share excerpts from her documentary film on the voices of people with autism and discuss what the messages from people with autism and Asperger syndrome mean for our daily work in schools and communities.
NEW. Vic Morris, “So You Finally Have an iPad… NOW WHAT? Getting Help Navigating the Uncharted Territory Know as the APP Store.”
Go to this link for program and registration information: Bringing It All Together! The Arc of Illinois Living With Autism Conference.
$300 Individual and $500 Family Stipends are available for this conference. Go to this link to apply for a stipend. Consumer Stipends

The Arc of Illinois is proud to announce Life’s Plan, Inc. as a Keynote Sponsor of the “Bringing it all Together: Living With Autism” Conference at the Tinley Park Convention Center on September 27, 2012.  Life’s Plan, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 agency managing Pooled Special Needs Trusts for people with disabilities and providing supplemental usage of trust funds without loss of government benefits. Life’s Plan is a Medicaid qualified trust that works with individuals, their families and Attorneys.

Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
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815-464-1832 (CELL)