All presentations last approximately 50-60 minutes, followed by time for questions, unless otherwise noted. I often read my presentations but sometimes need to use AAC. That’s just part of my “brand” of autism. If you’re interested in booking a presentation, contact me at email@example.com. Generally, I need a month’s notice for local presentations (within an hour of Pittsburgh) and several months notice for further travelings.
Pieces of Me: A Life on the Spectrum is aimed at parents and caregivers of children and adults with ASD. This presentation uses pieces of my writings, woven together to give you a strong sense of what it’s like to be autistic and how you can best help your child with autism.
Autism Myths and Misconceptions is aimed at teachers and clincians. It lists and then dispells a dozen myths about autism, from “All autistics are…” to “People with autism don’t want friends” to “Autistic + intelligent = high functioning.”
Presentations in the works…
“Presentation 3″ is about the sensory aspects of autism and how it affects communication, socialization, and behavior. It includes an interactive portion where you can experience what the world feels like for some people on the spectrum on a day-to-day basis.
“Presentation 4″ is all about communication (writing, speaking, AAC, and every other method of communication that can help a person with autism to express him or herself).