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  • Sep21

    Autism Conference

    Author: Rebecca Knowlden

    Hi Everyone,

    What a great day!  We have just been down in San Diego, CA putting on the Autism Conference with our good friends at San Diego State University.

    It was a really great opportunity to connect, talk and share. The PPG Alumni Center was buzzing with parents, special education teachers, SLT's and OT's, and students on the spectrum to just name a few. The ballroom was full and the excitement was energizing. 

    The whole idea was to bring together parents and professionals to partner for success….and we did! Mark and I spoke about "Life on the Homefront", Emily Rubin shared on "Principles of Team Building", Crown Point Elementry School shared " Success in the Classroom." There was a parent panel and student panel, with three young adults on the specturm, Ben Adelman, Jeremy Brooks and our son Ty Knowlden. Erin Kenney shared about advocacy for our children on the spectrum. Thank you to all of you who were part of making it happen.  

    It went so well, and I look forward to doing it again and again in different communities around the country!  We can really make a difference in our schools and help improve opportunities for kids on the spectrum (and their families!).  Working together is the answer.

    Watch for our new video that debuted at the Conference, “The solution is YOU” ….it will be up and available soon.

    Have a great rest of the week. I will be posting a blog weekly and sending it out through our facebook page as well.

    Join the conversations. Reply via the blog or on facebook.  And while you are on facebook, will you “Like” us on theupsidetoday?

    Together we can share, be hopeful and be an encouragement to families raising children with autism.

    Talk to you soon.


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