Autism Into Adulthood: Speaker Series Part 1
Bringing McHenry County together to understand the Autism community!
“Supporting People with Autism Across their Lifetime”
Presented by Barbara Doyle, MS.
Friday, September 11th, 2015 9-4pm at Crystal Lake Holiday Inn
The current CDC rate of autism is 1 in 68 amongst 8 year olds. Here in the county it is estimated that there are approximately 350 children affected by autism. There is an ever increasing number of students aging out of the public school system at 22. This training series will provide our communitythe education needed to proactively prepare for what Kelly Weaver, Executive Director of Alexander Leigh calls “will be a countywide crisis within the next 6 years”. She has coordinated four fantastic speaking events for our year long ‘Autism Into Adulthood’ four part Speaker Series. “I believe will provide insight to parents, educators and county partnerships. My hope is to get people talking about solutions and encouraging a call to action.” States, Weaver.
Barbara T. Doyle MS is a nationally known educator, author, master teacher, trainer, keynote presenter, family member and consultant. Her focus is on children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, autism with hearing and/or vision impairment, autism with mental illness, as well as deafness, and deafblindness. She serves early intervention programs, public and private schools, families, advocacy groups, universities, mental health programs, professional organizations, and adult provider agencies. Ms. Doyle is an engaging and lively presenter, noted for her practical strategies delivered with humor and humanity. She is a family member of seven people with disabilities, five of whom have ASD. You can find additional information and resources on www.barbaradoyle.com.