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Life On and Slightly to the Right of the Autism Spectrum

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Life On and Slightly to the Right of the Autism Spectrum

Time: November 3, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Ivymount School
Street: 11614 Seven Locks Rd
City/Town: Rockville
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Event Type: autism, workshop
Organized By: Ivymount School
Latest Activity: Sep 19, 2011

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Event Description

The Model Asperger Program at the Ivymount School invites you to join other parents, professionals and caregivers for the 2011 Fall Lecture Series. Registration is FREE but donations of $10 or more are encouraged to help support ongoing workshops.

All sessions are 7-9 PM at Ivymount School, 11614 Seven Locks Rd., Rockville, MD and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 PM for networking and refreshments. In inclement weather, Montgomery County Public Schools policies will be followed. Register online:

Tuesday, September 27
Understanding the Way People With Autism Spectrum Disorders See the World: Lessons from Brain Science and Neuropsychology
David Black, Ph.D.
Clinical and Research Psychologist, NIMH & Stixrud Associates

David Black, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and pediatric neuropsychologist. He specializes in the neuropsychological assessment and diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorders. He currently is conducting a research project on “optimal outcome” children to learn what interventions are effective and for what types of children.

Tuesday, October 18
Promoting Resilience in Children with Asperger Syndrome
Mary Alvord, Ph.D
Clinical Psychologist, Alvord, Baker, LLC

Dr. Alvord has more than 30 years of clinical experience and has developed a style that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a Systems approach. For the past 20 years, Dr. Alvord's focus has been on resilience and strength-based approaches. Dr. Alvord is co-author of: Resilience Builder Program for Children and Adolescents: Enhancing Social Competence and Self-Regulation — A Cognitive-Behavioral Group Approach, and of Relaxation and Self-Regulation Techniques for Children and Teens: Mastering the Mind-Body Connection.

Wednesday, November 2
Life On and Slightly to the Right of the Autism Spectrum
Stephen Shore, Ph.D
Adult on the Autism Spectrum and Professor at Adelphi University

Stephen Shore, Author of Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome will share his autobiographical experiences, which include his childhood nonverbal days and his many challenges as an adult on the Autism Spectrum. Some of the areas to be discussed include classroom accommodation, teaching of musical instruments, as well as issues faced by adults such as relationships, self-advocacy, higher education, and employment. The session will end with a short audience activity demonstrating what it feels like have autism and to struggle through some of the challenges surrounding communication and socialization.

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