2010 South Carolina Autism Society Annual Conference
Friday, October 8-Saturday, October 9, 2010
Columbia Conference Center, 169 Laurelhurst Ave., Columbia, SC
Jerry Newport will present on the topic, “We Will Outlive You,” focusing on the fact that most people with any kind of autism will outlive their parents and other people prominent in their early support community.
Jerry Newport is an internationally known author, advocate and person with Asperger syndrome and is married to a Mary, who also has Asperger syndrome. Both Jerry and Mary are also savants and were featured twice on “Sixty Minutes,“ the second time after a movie they inspired, “Mozart and The Whale.”
Ann Palmer will present “Autism: Beyond the Diagnosis”
Ann Palmer is an author, a parent, and a professional in the field of autism. She will discuss the impact of parenting a child with autism from the time of diagnosis through adulthood. From her own experience as a parent and her many years of working with families, she will share what family members go through following the diagnosis and some of the surprising consolations that come from this experience. She will also discuss her personal experience of parenting a son with autism who attended college and some of the strategies they used to prepare for this transition and help her son be successful in college.
The SCAS's website and conference info may be viewed by clicking the link in this post's title.