Annual Bridging Communities Conference 2019-02-12T11:35:38-05:00

Annual Bridging Communities Conference
Saturday, March 23, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

» Location: Southern Connecticut State University | Adanti Student Center | 345 Fitch Street, New Haven, CT
» Date: March 23, 2019
» Featured Keynote: – John Elder Robison, Author “Look me in the eye”
» Featured Presenter: –
Kari Dunn Buron, Author of “The Incredible 5 Point Scale
» Box Lunch Included

» Signature Sponsor: Kearns & Kearns PC, Attorneys at Law

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Kari Dunn Buron taught students on the autism spectrum in the K-12 public school system for 30+ years and was a founding member of the MN Autism Project.  She developed an Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate program for educators at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN and is on the Advisory Board for the Autism Society of Trinidad and Tobago and the Autism Society of MN.   In 2003, Kari received a Self-designed Fellowship that allowed her to spend a year interviewing and working internationally with a number of scientists and researchers in the area of The Neuroscience of Social Cognition, Emotional Regulation and Autism with a focus on challenging behaviors.  Kari has presented her work both nationally and internationally and in 2012, she was inducted into the Illinois State University Department of Education Hall of Fame.
Kari is the co-author of The Incredible 5-Point Scale, and the author of When My Worries Get Too Big (winner of the 2013 Mom’s Choice Award)A 5 Could Make Me Lose Control! and A 5 is Against the Law! (2008 ASA literary award winner).  Kari is the co-editor of a textbook for educators titled Learners on the Autism Spectrum: Preparing Highly Qualified Educators (2009 ASA literary award winner). Kari co-authored a book for college students and young adults with autism entitled Social Behavior and Self-Management and her latest project is a social skill curriculum based on her Social Times magazines titled The Social Times Curriculum.

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John Elder RobisonJohn Elder Robison is an autistic adult who grew up undiagnosed and wild in a world of machines.  At 16 he was lord and master of a small tractor and a CDC3600 computer.  By age 20, he’d moved on to more sophisticated devices, and found himself in jail on a small Caribbean island. At 21, he was the engineer for KISS, where he designed their signature special effects guitars.  In search of greater challenges, John went on to design systems for underground nuclear tests, which led him to establish a business restoring fine motorcars. He is currently the Neurodiversity Scholar at The College of William & Mary, and an advisor to the Center for Neurodiversity at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont.
 John is the author of Look Me in the Eye, Be Different, Raising Cubby, and Switched On.  He has appeared on a number of radio and television shows, and written or contributed to numerous essays including the definitive work on Noises in Land Rover Engines, the World Health Organization’s Autism ICF Core Set papers, and a fine monograph on autistic Polynesians colonizing the southwest Pacific. He lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife Maripat and an Imperial Chinese War Pug.

Southern Connecticut State University Will issue Certificate of Attendance for the event, eligible for continuing education credits • check with your professional association for procedure.

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