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January 2018

Piece-by-Piece Autism Awareness Rally

January 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Missouri State Capitol, 201 W Capitol Ave
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States
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February 2018

Kansas City Autism Conference

February 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jack Reardon Convention Center, 520 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101 United States

The World Needs All Kinds of Minds
Dr. Temple Grandin has served as inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. In this unique presentation, Temple eloquently and candidly describes the challenges she has faced and offers no-nonsense ideas on how others dealing with autism can meet these obstacles and improve the quality of their lives. Backed by her personal experience and evidence-based research, Temple shares her valuable insights on a wide variety of topics, and offers useful do’s and don’ts.

By attending, participants can:
Create a learning environment to accommodate sensory challenges
Illustrate ways to develop talents into a career path for individuals
Introduce ways of intervention for those newly diagnosed
Review methods to assist the older child and Adult form social relationships

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April 2018


April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Rothwell Park – Riley Pavilion, 109 Rothwell Park Rd
Moberly, MO 65270 United States

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2018 Kansas City Caregivers Conference

April 25, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States

Kansas City caregivers! Join The Thompson Center on April 25 for an all-day conference to learn from our experts about how to best provide care for your child or loved one with autism!

Attendance costs $40 and lunch will be provided. This event is in collaboration with Children’s Mercy Kansas City.

The conference will be held at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110.

Register by April 9th, spots are limited! Simply email tctrainings@missouri.edu to register or for more information.

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October 2018

Thompson Center Autism Conference

October 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Doubletree Chesterfield Hotel, 16625 Swingley Ridge Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017 United States

Each year the Thompson Center hosts an autism conference to educate and provide support for parents and professionals who work with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, including educators, psychologists, speech/language pathologists, medical professionals, applied behavior analysts, employment specialists, vocational rehabilitation counselors, service coordinators and advocates.

The conference aims to provide an atmosphere of hope and upholds a commitment to sharing comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of assessment and intervention strategies supported by research. Breakout sessions offered in three different strands: Current Topics in Autism Research, Applied Behavior Analysis in Practice and Autism in the Schools.

The 13th annual Autism Conference will be held Oct. 25-26, 2018, at the DoubleTree St. Louis Hotel in Chesterfield, Mo. This year, we are also adding several pre-conference events on Oct. 24, including a one-day Parent Conference for family members and caregivers.

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