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Autism & Aspergers Conference with Temple Grandin
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Date: February 14, 7:00 am
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Location: Strum Hall
Details: FOR AN EXCLUSIVE FEATURE INTERVIEW prior to the Dr. Grandin’s presentation in the Denver on Feb. 14, please contact Lyn Dunsavage Young at 800.489.0727 or lyn@fhautism.com

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., the most famous person with autism in the world, is coming to Denver, which she says has a major concentration of “Aspie’s” -- those with Asperger’s syndrome or high-functioning autism. “Many industries such as the Internet and cutting edge technology wouldn’t exist except for their expertise.”



Dr. Grandin will be speaking Feb. 14 at Strum Hall on the “autistic brain” -- the subject of her most recent book. She also recently published an article in Time magazine’s Nov. 7 issue on “the strengths of brains built differently.” She contends we need to recognize the attributes of those with autism rather than focusing on the diagnosis or condition’s deficits.



Dr. Grandin burst into the national consciousness when her life story became the subject of the Emmy award-winning film “Temple Grandin” (2010), which garnered seven Emmys, including one for actress Claire Danes as “Best Actress” and HBO for “the Best Film” of the year. Ms. Danes was so moved by Temple’s achievements, she gave her the Emmy she had received.



In 2011, she was chosen as one of the Top 100 “Most Influential Persons in the World” by Time magazine, having been recognized for her duel importance in two seemingly-disparate communities, the world of autism and the world of animals, where she has re-defined how we as humans treat and understand animals.





The second person on the docket, Sean Barron, is the co-author with Temple Grandin of the book Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships. Sean Barron’s life story is not only fascinating, it – like Temple Grandin’s life – has resulted in a person diagnosed with autism achieving great success academically and professionally. Even though Grandin and Barron took separate routes to success, because one is more emotionally oriented while the other is primarily analytical, they’ve come to the same conclusions about how to overcome the obstacles that daily perplex autistics.



Barron also wrote his first book with his mother, Judy Barron, which is riveting because it shows in retrospective how two people -- a child with autism and a mother trying to raise her son -- could see the same incidents in their lives so differently. The book, There’s A Boy in Here, is must reading for anyone dealing with autism.



Another speaker at the Feb. 14 event is Raun Melmed, M.D., a developmental and behavioral pediatrician who founded the Melmed Center where he is the medical director. A native of South Africa, he completed his postgraduate studies in Israel, New York City and Boston, where he also was an instructor at Harvard Medical School.



Renowned for his outstanding speaking abilities, Dr. Melmed has been instrumental in setting up nationally recognized physician training programs for early identification of infants and toddlers with developmental and behavioral concerns. He is known for his work with difficult children and his use of novel, therapeutic agents in the treatment of ADHD and autism.



Dr. Melmed is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the co-founder and the medical director of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center and is certified as a Diplomat in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.



To register for the conference, go to http://fhautism.com/attend-a-conference/denver-co-february-14/ or call 1.800.489.0727. CEUs and certificates of attendance are available to professionals.

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Upcoming Events
Friday, Feb 14
   
  GENERAL
AUTISM & ASPERGERS CONFERENCE WITH TEMPLE GRANDIN
7:00am, Strum Hall
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Hawks, Eagles and Falcons of the Grand Valley
9:00am, BLM office-H road and Horizon Drive
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  CLASSES/LECTURES BRANCHES OF YOGA WORKSHOPS
Anusara Workshop
9:00am, Palisade Community Center
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12:00pm, Bookcliff Country Club
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