Hari shares insights gathered through his personal experience of autism and discusses his research on the impact of labeling and expectations on life outcomes for students and youth with disabilities. He challenges professionals, educators, and providers to be game changers - adopting a growth mindset, an emphatic discipline, and an approach of "equity of access" to support and guide students and youth with disabilities to create their own personal agency and long-term quality of life. Through that understanding and ability to see ‘disability as possibility’, opportunities are born from those possibilities so students and youth can take detours, challenge the sinkholes, pave new roads, and persevere.
Autistic adults have long been misdiagnosed, misunderstood, and excluded from many important aspects of society and the opportunities given to neurotypical people to forge neurotypical relationships. This presentation is an exploration of beautiful relationships (friendships, family relationships, intimate relationships) from 12 years of clinical experience. Madeline Barger will share various steps, support strategies, and guidelines for various types of relationships and will provide case studies that represent the incredible, myth-busting power of neurodivergent love.
Maintaining eye contact, scripting answers, & anticipating unknowns: the job entry experience can be a daunting one for autistic people. In this presentation, we'll explore how autistic people with any level of work experience can leverage their neurodivergent strengths and navigate obstacles to tackle the challenge of job interviews.
This presentation will cover the basics of executive functioning, then address other areas that affect executive functioning yet you might not commonly hear about. If you have tried many different executive functioning strategies and they haven’t been successful for you, this may be the presentation you need to hear.