Autism seminar features array of speakers
October 30, 2012 2:36PM
Updated: December 1, 2012 4:39PM
The third annual Autism and Special Needs Seminar will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 17 at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway in Palos Hills.
The seminar, organized by Family Time Magazine, is for families with children with autism and other developmental disabilities and for therapists, teachers and social workers who need to stay updated on their credentials.
Pediatric brain-behavior development clinician and researcher Dr. Valerie Scaramella-Nowinski and Drina Madden, a neurodevelopment specialist and neuro-educational consultant, will be the keynote speakers.
Nowinski is the founder of the Pediatric Neuropsychology Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Orland Park. She and Madden have developed individualized brain training and education programs for children with special needs.
Others scheduled to speak include Lindsay Rice and Stephanie Bealieu, from the Center for Behavioral Intervention Inc., in Mokena; Karen Fried, a psychologist from Little Leaves Behavioral Services; Brendan McCormick, executive director of the Good Shepherd Center in Hazel Crest; Amber Brim, from Unlimited Mobility Therapy in Flossmoor; Ashly Ochsner, a chiropractor for Maximized Living in Orland Park; Suzanne Moore Gray, owner of Right Fit Sport Fitness Wellness, in Willowbrook; Jennifer Conwell-Barnes, an instructional technologist with Brehm Preparatory School in Carbondale; Greg Zibricky, a certified financial planner, and author of a book on autism; as well as a representative from Pace Suburban Bus, who will discuss transportation services provided for people with disabilities.
More than 35 vendors will have tables at the seminar showcasing products and services.
Tickets for the seminar are $15 and can be obtained by calling (815) 806-8844 or visit www.familytimemagazine.com.