Dear professional, family member, friend or individual on the autism spectrum:
The purpose of this conference, and the collaboration between AHA and the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, is to address the educational, social and behavioral issues pertaining to people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Our internationally known speakers present current and effective strategies for individuals, families and the professionals who work alongside them, and important voices from the spectrum offer insights from their personal experience.
Jane Ashdown, Ph.D. Dean Ruth S. Ammon School of Education
Pat Schissel, LMSW Executive Director Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association (AHA) Conference Coordinator
The Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit organization serving individuals on the autism spectrum, their families and the professionals who work with them, providing crucial resources and support as they face challenges, build on their strengths and fulfill their potential. Founded in 1988 and based on Long Island, New York, with a satellite office in New York City, AHA is directed by a dedicated and experienced volunteer executive board and expert professional advisory board. AHA’s services reach nearly 10,000 people annually through one-on-one phone and e-support; more than a dozen monthly support meetings, an informative weekly AHA eNewsletter and biannual On the Spectrum print publication; family recreation events; biannual education conferences; and signature fundraisers such as its annual ROCK ‘N’ BOWL for Autism. By maintaining efficient administrative practices, 90 percent of every dollar donated to AHA goes directly to providing and expanding its services.
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