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Apr 30

Supporting the Emerging Self-­Advocate with Autism in School Settings

  • Dates
    Monday, April 30, 2012 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Location
    Bank Street College of Education 610 West 112th Street, New York NY, 10025
  • Contact
    Marcia Singer / 212-875-4496 /
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Event Description

Expert Workshop Series
This presentation offers an introduction to supporting students with autism in learning self-­‐advocacy skills. Topics include:

  • Understanding the three basic steps of self-advocacy,
  • Identifying indicators/measures for self-advocacy skill development,
  • Exploration of five self-advocacy skill areas: social, sensory, special interests, disclosure, and civil rights/entitlements

Valerie Paradiz, PhD, is a writer and the director of Valerie Paradiz, LLC, a consultancy that designs curricula and provides technical assistance and strategic planning to various organizations that support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Dr. Paradiz is the author of Lesson Plan a la Carte (AAPC, 2012. She is also a contributor to Scholars on the Spectrum Achieving Dreams (Auricle, 2012), a collection of essays written by adults with autism spectrum diagnoses. Valerie’s memoir, Elijah's Cup (Simon & Schuster, Free Press, 2003) is the compelling story of the author's experiences raising her autistic son, their involvement together in the self-advocacy community, and her own ultimate diagnosis with Asperger syndrome. Dr. Paradiz speaks and consults nationally and internationally. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Redbook Magazine, The Guardian, Parade Magazine, NHK Japan, MTV’s True Life and on National Public Radio. She serves as Director of the Autistic Global Initiative of the Autism Research Institute, where she also works as Editor-in-Chief for its quarterly ARI Adults with ASD Bulletin. Valerie serves and has served on national boards and advisory councils, including the Bank Street Autism Spectrum Annotation. She is a recipient of the 2010 Pure Visionary Award of the Shield Institute of New York City.

Please RSVP to deisenstein@bankstreet and indicate the date you are attending and the number of attendees.

Sponsored by Bank Street College's Autism Annotation Program

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