125 Elton Hills Dr. NW; Rochester, MN 55901
The Arc Minnesota Southeast Region is cosponsoring a full day of educational events and discussion on autism and community inclusion. Featured speakers: D.J. Savarese and Ralph Savarese, PhD.
8:30 – Registration/Check In/Coffee; Autism Society of Minnesota Bookstore
9:00 – Welcome and Introduction of Keynote
9:10 – D.J. Savarese, Advocate for Autistic Civil Rights and Inclusion
10:00 – Ralph Savarese, Author of Reasonable People: A Memoir of Autism and Adoption. Dr. Savarese is also the author of the soon to released book, See it Feelingly: Classic Novels, Autistic Readers and the Schooling of a No-Good English Professor.
11:00 – Break and Autism Society of Minnesota Bookstore
11:15 – To Be Announced
12:00 – Lunch for Purchase (pre-order only) and Autism Society of Minnesota Bookstore
12:30 – Panel Discussion on Autism and Law Enforcement/Safety
2:00 – Closing
Admission is $20; for individuals who identify as being on the autism spectrum and caregivers, admission is $10. Lunch is available for purchase for $10 and must be pre-ordered; catering by Canadian Honker. Register and pay for the event at: https://fourthquarter.wufoo.com/forms/pfnzq851lmfvjl/
Other sponsors of this symposium include: RT Autism Awareness Foundation, Southeastern Minnesota Center for Independent Living (SEMCIL), Autism Society of Minnesota, The Rochester Center for Children, The Minnesota Autism Center, Prairie Care, and Diversity Council.