Planning from the Perspective of the Person with Autism
An AuSM Workshop to Kick Off MEA Weekend
presented by Glenis Benson, PhD
October 18, 2017
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Service providers, caregivers, and educators often are urged to put the person first when creating goals and building supports.
But what does it mean to put an individual on the spectrum’s own perspective first? How do providers place themselves in the head of their client and ask, “What do they need to learn the most to be the most independent and successful they can be?”
Obtain in-the-moment practices that will help you understand the behaviors of individuals on the spectrum. Explore the concepts of executive functioning, sensory challenges, and other underlying reasons for seemingly confusing behaviors.
About the Speaker
Dr. Benson has supported persons with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASCs) for more than 35 years. She has been Senior Advisor to the United Nations for the Middle East for ASCs, Director of the Autism Program and Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at USD. She has taught for the Kentucky Autism Training Center with the University of Louisville, and currently she teaches at UW Madison. Dr. Benson co-produced, wrote and narrated a video entitled Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has numerous articles and book chapters to her name as well.
Workshop Schedule at a Glance
8 a.m. Registration Opens
8:30 a.m. Workshop Begins
10:30-10:50 a.m. Break, AuSM Bookstore Open
12 p.m. Lunch (included with registration)
1 p.m. Workshop Continues
3:30 p.m. Workshop Concludes
Location of Workshop
701 Concord St. S.
South St. Paul, MN, 55075
Cost (includes lunch)
AuSM Member: $70/participant
Individual with ASD: $25/participant