Join Us for the Florida Regional Summit!
We invite you to attend the next stop for the 2011 Autism NOW Regional Summits! We will be at the Westin in Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, on June 25-26, 2011. Register early. Space is limited.
Date: July 9-10, 2011
Cost: Registration is FREE, but you must register to attend.
Location: Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida
Rooms: Rooms are $169 per night (until June 15, 2011). Reservations may be made by calling 407-586-2000 and ask for the Autism Society room block.
Address: 6000 W Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34746
Parking: is available at the Gaylord Palms for $13 per day
Food: Saturday, July 9 – 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM: Includes lunch. Sunday, July 10 – 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Includes buffet-style breakfast.
This free regional summit offers us a chance to celebrate the local and regional autism and intellectual and developmental disability community. This event also offers us the chance to share information and resources and to help build and further relationships between families, self-advocates, stakeholders, professionals, and people who are on the autism spectrum or have an intellectual or developmental disability.
Summit Highlights Include
Saturday, July 9: Participants will have the opportunity to several sessions discussing topics that include:
- Strategic IEP Planning
- Journeys and Success Stories
- Future Planning
- Attendees will participate in an Informational Gathering Session where thoughts and opinions may be recorded and sent back to the Administration on Developmental Disabilities.
Saturday’s Summit will feature two keynote presentations. The first will be presented by the stars of the recent documentary film, “Wretches and Jabberers”. For more information on this presentation, please click here. The second keynote speech will be a video presentation from the Commissioner of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Sharon Lewis, which will be played during the lunch hour.
Sunday, July 10: The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) will present a Panel Discussion on Core Values.
ASAN and SABE will also present a series of session discussion topics that include:
- Community Based Employment