Experts in autism heading to Jupiter for conference to discuss issues and answer questions

JUPITER, Fla - Some of the top experts in the field of autism are heading to Jupiter for the Autism Initiative 2014 Saturday, February 8.

The conference is being held at the FAU John D. MacArthur Campus at 5353 Parkside Drive in Jupiter from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event includes keynote speakers Scott Badesch, President and CEO of the Autism Society of America and Dr. James Ball, Ed.D.,BCBA-D, Executive Chair of the Autism Society of America and Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral and is the President/Chief Executive Officer of JB Autism Consulting.

In addition, local experts, advocates, doctors, adults and teens on the autism spectrum will be telling the stories of autism in our community – its successes, its challenges and its needs. They also will be answering questions.

"There are so many wonderful autism related organizations and missions in the community and many people are confused and have a lot of questions – it's time to address the questions and provide a true picture of the state of autism in our community," said Terri Neil ASA Palm Beach/Martin County President. "We have a lot of exciting information to share and hope everyone from parents, to caregivers, to educators and advocates come to hear not only what we have to say – but hear from those on the spectrum who have a lot to say and just need a platform to say it – we hope this is just that platform."

Admission to Autism Initiative 2014 is free and includes lunch provided by Jersey Mikes Subs. The event is presented by the Autism Society of Palm Beach/Martin County and sponsored in part by FAU Center for Autism Related Disabilities, College Living Experience and the Autism Project of Palm Beach County.
For more information visit www.autism-society.org/chapter 132 or on facebook at autismsocietyofPBM. For sponsorship information, to make a donation or for more information call 561-389-6671.

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