Lectures and Special Events

 The Center hosts, sponsors, and delivers lectures, special events, and other educational opportunities in support of its mission. 

sit for autism

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ASD Seminar Series

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WALK 2016

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26th Annual Northeast Regional Conference on Autism


March 18 - 19, 2016
SCSU Adanti Student Center 


Friday Keynote Speaker: Barbara Bissonette    

Barbara BissonetteBarbara Bissonette is a certified coach and the Principal of Forward Motion Coaching®. She provides career development and job coaching and workplace advocacy for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome (and similar autism spectrum profiles) and Nonverbal Learning Disorder. Barbara is the author of the The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger’s Syndrome, a 2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Gold Medal winner. The Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide: A Neurotypical’s Secrets for Success was released in 2013; and Helping Adults with Asperger’s SyndromeGet & Stay Hired: Career Coaching Strategies for Professionals and Parents of Adults on the Autism Spectrum was published in December, 2014. She publishes the monthly Asperger’s & NLD Career Letter, with tips on how to find a job and maintain employment.  For more information on Barbara Bissonette, click here.

Saturday Keynote Speaker: Carol Gray                                                                       

Carol GrayCarol Gray  is the Director of The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding in Grandville, Michigan. She has completed over 22 years of employment with Jenison Public Schools in Jenison, Michigan, initially as a teacher with students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and in recent years as a consultant to students with ASD in inclusive educational programs. In 1991, Carol developed Social Stories™ and Comic Strip Conversations, strategies that are used worldwide with children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She has published several resources on topics related to children and adults with ASD, including articles on bullying, death and dying, and how to teach social understanding. (Carol’s complete three-part series of articles, Gray’s Guide to Bullying Parts I-III, 2000-2001, was reprinted under one cover in a special edition of the Jenison Autism Journal, Vol 16 #1, 2004). She is the recipient of the Barbara Lipinski Award for her international contribution to the education and welfare of people with ASD. For more information on Carol Gray, click here.

Saturday Keynote Speaker: John Miller                                                                      

John MillerJohn Miller  was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1968. During his childhood he worked hard to overcome many academic obstacles. He decided to get a Masters in Special Education to help young people succeed academically and in life. During this period he was diagnosed with autism, which answered many questions. For over a decade he has taught students with varying degrees of autism and settings. Beyond teaching, he has consulted, creating pragmatic and organizational programs for individuals with autism.  For over half a decade he has presented on a variety of topics that deal with pragmatics, inclusion, transition, among others throughout the United States. Presently, he sits on the Florida board of the Autism Society and Florida Atlantic University CARD Constituency Committee. In September, he became a member of an education and programming committee at Autism Society of America. John's book Decoding Dating received the Dr. Temple Grandin Award for Outstanding Literary Work of the Year. For more information on John Miller, click here.

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 PARENTS • EDUCATORS • PROFESSIONALS: DON’T MISS THIS IMPORTANT EVENT!  The 2015 ASRC Autism Resource Fair is Connecticut’s largest event for national, regional, and state resources for the entire autism community. Schools, programs, camps, service providers, respite care, social skills development, state agencies, therapists, and many more resources will be exhibiting here! Be sure to visit our bookstore with hundreds of autism-related titles! Food concessions will be open for your convenience. New for 2015!!

 Activities for kids - meet your favorite Star Wars™ characters; Lego© tent sponsored by Bricks & Minifigs of Southington; Puzzlethon™ tent with puzzle fun and free puzzle books!!

IEP Review Consultation - have a one-hour, individualized consult session with an experienced special education advocate to review your current IEP! An ASRC presentation sponsored by Gengras Center Schools.


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25th Annual Northeast Regional Conference on Autism

March 20 - 21, 2015
SCSU Adanti Student Center

Keynote Speaker: Michelle Garcia Winner                                                                         


Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP, specializes in the treatment of individuals with social-cognitive deficits: those with diagnoses such as high-functioning autism, Asperger Syndrome and nonverbal learning disorder. She began teaching Social Thinking® in 1995 to brighter students when she went to work for a high school district as the district's speech language pathologist. Social Thinking was born out of necessity as a way  to reach those "bright but socially clueless students" that needed more information than just what social skill to use. The needed to know why they should bother to use that skill.


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ASRC 2014 Walk For Autism

Sunday,  April 27, 2014

Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT