Academics

Symposium

Autism Across the Lifespan

Saturday, March 8, 2014

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Remick Heritage Center

Leading experts will discuss critical issues related to Autism Across the Lifespan at the second annual Alma College Health Symposium.

Speakers

  • Attorney and expert on legal planning for people with autism.

  • Linda Hodgdon

    Speech-language pathologist, presentation titled: Visual Strategies for Autism: Three Keys for Overcoming Communication, Behavior and Social Challenges.

     

  • Chantal Sicile-Kira

    Founder of AutismCollege.com presentation titled: Living with Autism: Our Challenges, Our Strengths and Our Dreams.

  • Executive Director, Preparing Adolescents and Adults for Life (PAAL), expert on intensive and effective community-based transition programming for individuals with ASD.

In addition to the presentations, speakers will participate in a question-and-answer panel discussion at the conclusion of the program.

Health care professionals, teachers, school administrators, local advocacy groups, caregivers, law enforcement personnel and community members are all encouraged to register to attend this free event.

Attendees requiring accommodations should notify Cristy Calhoun at (989) 463-7982 or at calhouncc@alma.edu.

Continuing Education Credits

Physicians and Nurses: MidMichigan Medical Center—Midland is accredited by the Michigan State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education to physicians.  MidMichigan  Medical Center—Midland designates this activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their  participation in the activity. Nurses in Michigan may use AMA credit toward relicensure.

Speaker Disclosure

In accordance with the ACCME Standards of Commercial Support and MidMichigan Health’s policies, individual presenters are requested to disclose if they have a relationship which, in the context of their presentation, could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest, even if they do not consider that it will influence their presentation.