The morning’s keynote presentation will be Finding Common Ground: Fostering Better Collaborations Between Schools and Families. Speakers are Lisa Ross, School Psychologist and parent Ashlie Kunkel.
Topics of interest to many attendees include Developing Social Skills by Tamra Bell of Knoxville Center for Autism, and Robiyn Mims of Talisman Programs’ lively sessions on the Neurological Basis of ASD and Techniques for Assisting Students on the Spectrum.
Both special education and general ed teachers will find tips in Structuring General Ed Classrooms for Students on the Spectrum by Tracie Beeler of Knox County Schools.
Parents of children of all ages will learn how to plan for the future in Transitioning to Adulthood by Beth Smith of STEP and Special Needs Trusts and Conservatorships by Cindy Gardner, attorney at Mauer & Gardner.
Tonya Osborne-Simpson of Breakthrough Knoxville will be presenting on Crisis Management and DJ Svoboda, an adult artist with ASD, will be discussing Overcoming Obstacles and Finding Passion.
Exhibitors will include Artistic Spectrum, Autism Site Knoxville, Autism Society of East TN, CTS Physical Therapy, Laurel Heights Hospital, STEP, Magic of Mickey Travel, Jaclyn Paige Photography, Talisman Camps, Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding, and Breakthrough Corporation.
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