The University of San Diego's Winter Autism Conference will include a breakout session called Enhancing Communication: Blogging and Autism. Several Autism Hub bloggers will present information about the Hub as a source of scientific information, anti quackery and support for autistics and families with autistic members. The conference is called Beyond "Behaviors": Supporting Competence, Confidence and Image, and will be held at USD's Autism Institute January 7-9, 2008.
The conference will feature presentations by Dr. Anne Donnellan and Martha Leary. Many thanks to Steve D. for working with the Institute to set this up. I am looking forward to participating and meeting a few of the other Hub bloggers in person. If you are a member of Autism Hub and are not able to attend the conference, you should have received a survey requesting your input. It's not too late to respond! Let us know what you want people to know about your experience as an autism blogger, and we will include it.
The schedule for the conference is available here.
This is the Mission Statement of the USD Autism Institute from their website:
The mission of the University of San Diego Autism Institute is to inform and support educators, students, families, self-advocates and professionals in the development of personalized accommodations and other strategies for individuals with the behavior, movement, social, and communication challenges associated with autism. It is our hope that as we grow to understand the lived experience of individuals with autism, personalized supports and respectful interaction will be the standard rather than the exception.Please share this information with anyone who might be interested.