Conference - April 29, 2006, Western Oregon University
Introduction to the Biological Interventions in Autism and How They May Enhance Learning: Part 1
Dr. Stephen Edelson has
been conducting research on the causes and treatments of autism for 28 years.
His studies have spanned a wide range of areas including behavioral, cognition,
sensory and biomedical. He also maintains ARIís websites (www.AutismResearchInstitute.com,
www.DANWebcast.com, www.AutismNewsletter.com), the Center
for the Study of Autismís websites (www.autism.org,
www.autism.tv), and the Society for Auditory
Interventions Techniques (SAIT, www.sait.org).
He is a research associate at the Autism Research Institute,
directed by Dr. Bernard Rimland; and board member of the Autism Society of
Introduction to the Biological Interventions in Autism and How They May Enhance Learning: Part 2
Biological Interventions in Autism: one childís journey to improvement
Educational Practices in Autism: What the Research Says
Ask the Teachers
Karen Jordan is an autism specialist with Willamette Educational Service District. She earned a Master's in Education from Western Oregon University, and is celebrating 25 years in education. She has served as an autism specialist for the past 12 years and is one of the authors of the curriculum, Adjusting the Image: A Focus on Social Understanding, for students with high-functioning autism/Aspergerís.
One Autistís Guide to Navigating the Neuronormal World
Mary-Minn Sirag is an autistic
advocate, peer mentor, art instructor for adults with developmental disabilities,
writer and editor.
Married for 15 years, she worked as secretary in a Japanese
trading company, publishing and advertising, journalism, copy editing, indexing
Dr. Bernard Rimlandís ARRI journal, facilitating
employment workshops, etc. She serves on the boards
of KindTree Productions and Bridgeway
Jason Rowe, parent
D.A.D. (Dedicated Autism Dad) Chat
Jason Rowe, a proud father of an autistic son and
the executive producer of Puzzled Media, LLC, will share his familyís story
as well as his insights to not only surviving, but excelling as a spouse and
parent in a household living with ASD.
He is an independent film maker and writer dedicated
to autism-related projects that inform, educate and equip others in the world
of autism and beyond. His son, RJ, was diagnosed with PDD/moderate function
autism in 1997. Jason is the staff producer of the Autism Research Institute,
Aspergers: What Is It and What Helps?
Shelley Joyce has an Associate in Arts degree from Sinclair Community College and is the mother of two teenagers, one with Aspergers. Shelley serves on the State Advisory Council for Special Education (SACSE), the State Transition Advisory Committee (TAC), the Childrenís Mental Health Change Initiative, Parent Advisory Committee and is chair of Salem-Keizer School Districtís Special Education Advisory Council.
Transitioning to the Next Phase: Life after High School
Lucinda Waddell started working as an advocate with families
who have children with autism 25 years ago, prior to her daughter receiving
a formal diagnosis at 13. She found that by helping other families with their
IEPís, respite care and social skills training she was able
to get a broader understanding of autism. She was employed by Voc Rehab and
Mental Health as a job coach and social skills trainer for several adults
with autism. Within a yearís time, she was consulting with Voc Rehab in four
counties. In the early 1990s, Lucinda joined Dr. Steve Edelsonís
research project as the affter care provider whose children were receiving
Auditory Integrative Training. She had the privilege to work with hundreds
of children and their families through out the
Research Results on Qigong Massage for Young Children with Autism
Dr. Louisa Silva is a physician who is specialized in Public Health and Preventative Medicine and Chinese Medicine. She is also involved in research exploring non-invasive, low cost, effective solutions to chronic childhood conditions, such as autism.
Behavior StrategiesóFunctional Solutions
Ask the Teachers
Jennifer Rowan began working with older children and
adults with disabilities through residential habilitation programs in upstate