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( Pa l os H i l l s , IL ) — Expert speakers and more than 35 vendors with tables displaying products and services will be at Family Time Magazine’s annual Autism & Special Needs Seminar Saturday, November 12 at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, in Palos Hills.
The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Building M on the campus. This event’s goal is to give parents insights and the answers that they have been searching for. With a variety of speakers and exhibitors, attendees will be offered unique resources and beneficial information.
Caroline O’Connell, Family Time Magazine’s publisher, founded the seminar in 2009 after seeing a need to provide more resources to families with loved ones with autism and other developmental disabilities. “Anyone with a child or family member with autism or other developmental disabilities will want to make sure they attend this year’s seminar,” O’Connell said. “The speakers we have lined up for this year are all experts in their respective fields and will offer vital information for families. Many of the speakers have spoke at the national level. There’s a lot of diversity among this group of experts.”
More than 35 vendors will have tables be at the seminar showcasing products and services for those with autism and other developmental disabilities. This year’s seminar is sure to offer the latest information and research that can give insights into the lives of those with autism and other special needs.
This year’s keynote speaker is Valeria Nanclares, Psy.D. Valeria works with Maura Neafsey, LCSW at Advocate Illinois Masonic Center.
Not only is this seminar a great resource for parents, it also is beneficial for students and teachers. The Autism and Special Needs Seminar is also approved for Continued Education Units (CEUs) and Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) as well as Early Intervention Training credential hours.
ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS INCLUDE
Jennifer Klapatch, Ph.D
Dr. Ashly Ochsner, BS, DC
Health from Within, Wellness Centers
Bradley LaRocque, BS
Special Needs Director
Right Fit Sport Fitness Wellness, LLC
Ann L. Rigby, MSW, LSCW, BCN
Director, The Neuroconnection
Sterk Family Law
Navigating the legalese of special needs
Allie Wainer, Ph.D
AARTS Center at Rush University Medical Center
Recent advances in ASD Research at Rush
Marrea Winnega, Ph.D
B.C.B.A. Autism Home Support
Director, School Counseling
Gregg Vann, EA
Investment & Tax Advisor
James T. Borello & Co.
More information about the speakers and the seminar is available at
www.AutismSpecialNeedsSeminar.com. For tickets, call (815) 806-8844.