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ASM's Fall Conference - Virtual!

Your are invited to join the Autism Society of Maine on Saturday, October 31, 2020 for a Virtual Autism Fall Conference. 
There is no cost for this event but registration is required for each session. Flyer
Contact hours will be available.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kerry Magro

Dr. Kerry Magro is an award-winning professional speaker, best-selling author and autism consultant
to the HBO series Mrs. Fletcher that aired last Fall. He started professional speaking 9 years ago via
the National Speakers Association and has spoken at over 900 events during that time. In addition
Kerry is CEO & President of KFM Making A Difference, a nonprofit organization that hosts inclusion
events and has provided 68 scholarships for students with autism for college. In his spare time he hosts
a Facebook Page called A Special Community that now has 195,000 Facebook followers where he does
on-camera interviews highlighting people impacted by a diagnosis to break down barriers in our community,
His videos have been watched over 35 Million times!
 

Presentation Topic: “28 Years Of Autism: From Then Till Now”
This presentation from focuses on Kerry's education experience growing up and being on the spectrum. Experiences, both good and bad, can help students with disabilities from early childhood to the transition into adulthood. Kerry will share experiences with therapies focused on his early development, how he founded a disability awareness organization and a non-profit for special needs housing, his work on 3 best-selling books and much more! 

Kerry’s best-selling books: Defining Autism From The HeartAutism and Falling in Love and I Will Light It Up Blue!  have all reached Amazon Best-Seller Lists for Special Needs Parenting. 

 

Registration - 9:00am to 10:45am: Keynote Presentation: 28 Years Of Autism: From Then Till Now
A presentation from award-winning national motivational speaker Kerry Magro on how he got to and survived the education experience
growing up being on the spectrum and how his experiences, both good and bad, can help students with disabilities from
early childhood to the transition into adulthood. Kerry, will present on his experiences with therapies focused on his early development,
how he founded a disability awareness organization and a non-profit for special needs housing, his work on 3 best-selling
books and much more!

Registration - 11:00am to 12:15pm:  Dr. Kerry Magro, Self-Advocate Town Hall with Kerry Magro
“Don’t just read a book to learn about autism. Learn by getting to know people who have autism.”
In this presentation, moderated by autism self-advocate Dr. Kerry Magro, self-advocates and allies will have the opportunity to
discuss issues currently impacting them in the community. Topics that will be addressed at the start will include employment,
postsecondary & housing before moving to an open forum for attendees.

Registration - 1:00pm to 2:15pm: Conversation with ASM Executive Director
Join Cathy for a unique conversation around transition services and what is next. Many families struggle
when their child is in high school and the thought of them graduating. It seems like yesterday they were in
kindergarten. We will explore secondary education, living on their own, job prospects, and adult services
through Department of Health and Human Services.

If you have a question you want addressed please send them to asm@asmonline.org and I will make sure to
incorporate the question in this presentation.