Autism Awareness Conference in Boone on September 21, 2018

Featuring Guest Speakers:
Catherine Faherty, Author, TEACCH® Certified Advanced Consultant, and Authorized Social
Stories ™ Instructor and Jade McWilliams, Artist, Activist, and Autistic Advocate

Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Alliance Bible Fellowship, Boone, NC
Lunch: PROVIDED
Fees: $20 for professionals (certificates for attendance provided)
$10 for students, families, and individuals with a disability

For more information please visit: https://ihhs.appstate.edu/hand

This seminar:
• Covers the essentials of how to foster authentic self-knowledge and self-advocacy
• Presents practical and accessible strategies to teach these strategies
• Discusses how to help those on the spectrum confidently “speak their truth” with a strong foundation of personal awareness, accessible communication, authentic choice, and mutual respect.
Further, the consequences of not growing up with autism-friendly ways of communicating and asking for help will be discussed in an honest, straightforward, and compassionate manner.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Kerley at elizabeth.kerley@apphealth.com, or Mary Sheryl Horine at horinems@appstate.edu