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Below you will find a list of neurodiversity events featuring Different Brains contributors. Are you interested in hosting a Different Brains event? Contact us!

 

April 28th  & 29th, 2017 – Autism Innovations & Global Impact Conference: The State of the Science (Jupiter, FL)

In this inaugural two-day scientific conference at The Els Center of Excellence, renowned leaders in autism research, government, and service provision will gather to discuss the state of the science in autism spectrum disorder with a unique emphasis on innovation and impact. The featured presentations at this historic event reflect the global mission of the Els for Autism Foundation which has offices in the United States, Canada, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Speakers include Dr. Michael Alessandri (Executive Director Center for Autism and Related Disabilities University of Miami & Clinical Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics), Alex Plank (Creator, WrongPlanet.net), Dr. Roy Richard Grinker (Professor and Chair Department of Anthropology The George Washington University), Dr. Petrus de Vries (Director of the Centre for Autism Research in Africa and the Adolescent Health Research Unit at the University of Cape Town & Sue Struengmann Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry), Dr. Adriana Di Martino (Research Director of the ASD Research and Clinical Program & Associate Professor Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry NYU School of Medicine), Hon. Mike Lake (Member of Parliament Edmonton-Wetaskiwin, Canada), and many more! Click here for the full list of speaker.

Speakers will discuss the impact of global autism research from a variety of perspectives, including what we have learned about the fundamental nature of autism from developmental neuroscience and neuroimaging, the challenges and opportunities in the diagnosis and care of those affected by autism as well as the translation of research to practice across the globe, the important contributions that longitudinal treatment studies can make in helping us understand the course of autism and enhance outcomes over time, and the critical importance of autism research being a government priority. The conference and VIP Dinner access are open to the public, and attendees . Tickets can be purchased separately or together at www.elsforautismglobalconf.org.

For more information, visit: http://elsforautismglobalconf.org/

To register now, click here.

Location: The Els Center of Excellence, 18370 Limestone Creek Road, Jupiter, FL 33458

 

 

 

June 2nd-4th, 2017 – AADMD 15th Annual Educational Conference (Houston, TX)

This unique conference on health and healthcare for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities will be held by the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) at the Cooley Center, part of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. DifferentBrains.com founder Hackie Reitman, M.D. will be one of the speakers, along with previous Exploring Different Brains guest Dr. Steve Perlman. More information will be added as it becomes available.

For more information: http://aadmd.org/conference/

Location: The Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center, 7440 Cambridge St, Houston, TX 77054

 

 

 

August 25th-27th, 2017 – USAAA 2017 World Conference and Expo (Portland, OR)

The USAAA 2017 World Conference and Expo features over 30 of the world’s most respected researchers, practitioners, and education specialists in the Autism and Asperger communities will share valuable resources for your child, family member, patient, friend, student, or yourself.

DifferentBrains.com founder Hackie Reitman, M.D. will be one of the speakers. On Saturday, August 26th, Dr. Reitman will be giving his presentation “Aspertools: Understanding And Embracing Asperger’s, Autism And Neurodiversity,” from 1:00pm-2:00pm. He will be participating in a panel on Sunday, August 27th from 8:30am -10:00am, titled “The Doctors and The Researchers.” For a detailed schedule, click here.

Other speakers include Temple Grandin PhD, Phil C. DeMio MD, William Shaw Ph.D., and previous Exploring Different Brains guests Stephen Shore EdD and Raun Kaufman.

For more information visit: http://www.usautism.org/conferences/

To register, click here.

Location: Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel – Mt. Hood Grand and Mt. Adams Ballroom,  8235 Northeast Airport Way, Portland, OR, 97220

 

 

 


 

 

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December 14th, 2016 – JARC Florida Parent Forum

JARC (Jewish Association for Residential Care) Florida is launching their 2016-17 Parent Forum program on Wednesday, December 14th at 6:30 with Different Brains founder Hackie Reitman, M.D. He will be presenting his personal story of being the parent of an adult with Asperger’s syndrome, and on the importance of neurodiversity awareness and understanding.

Location: 21160 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33428

To R.S.V.P for the event, call: (561) 558-­2550

To learn more about JARC Florida, visit: www.jarcfl.org

For the event flyer, click here.

 

November 18th, 2016 – “Chamber Music for Body and Soul IV” in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Music therapy advocate and Different Brains contributor Martha Summa, along with several leading regional musical organizations, will collaborate in a unique chamber music event on November 18, 2016 beginning at 7:00 pm in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Musicians from the UTC Department of Performing Arts, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra (HSO), and the non-profit organization Music Therapy Gateway In Communications (MTGIC) will combine their talents in a concert designed to educate and entertain the audience on the positive therapeutic outcomes for motor, speech, and cognitive challenges utilizing music as a direct conduit into the brain. A pre-concert lecture is scheduled at 7:00 pm, followed by a 7:30 concert featuring Olivier Messiaen’s remarkable composition, Quartet for the End of Time. The event is supported by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission to MTGIC as part of their 2016-17 Arts Build Communities grant cycle. This event is free of charge and open to the public. The venue’s address is 752 Vine St, Chattanooga, TN 37403.
For more information visit: UTC Event Details
For a PDF of the event’s press release, click here.
Check out Martha’s appearance on Exploring Different Brains here, and take a look at what she has written for us!

 

October 8th, 2016 – Autism Spectrum Leadership Conference

Hackie Reitman, M.D.  will be giving a keynote presentation on neurodiversity and leadership to the Autism Spectrum Leadership Conference, hosted by AASCEND and San Francisco State University’s Autism Spectrum Studies Department. He will also be presented with AASCEND’s 2016 award for Significant Contributions in Development. The conference will also have appearances from other Different Brains™ alum, including Michael Bernick and Eric Zimmerman.

For more information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neurodiversity-leaders-2016-tickets-26742694118

To view the event’s press release, click here.

 

 

September 17th, 2016 – Trailblazing2016

Hackie Reitman, M.D. will be a keynote speaker of this exciting event.

From their website: “#TRAILBLAZING16‘s purpose is to provide the inspiration, education, and guidance required to help change the future for persons with disabilities and the communities they live in. This September, we will host innovators & entrepreneurs that have already begun trailblazing both the present day & the future for persons with disabilities around the world.”

Trailblazing 2016 will be held in South Florida, venue TBD. For more information, watch their website at: http://www.trailblazing2016.com/

 

 

August 18th-20th, 2016 – USAAA 2016 World Conference and Expo

The USAAA 2016 World Conference and Expo features over 30 of the world’s most respected researchers, practitioners, and education specialists in the Autism and Asperger communities will share valuable resources for your child, family member, patient, friend, student, or yourself.

DifferentBrains.com founder Hackie Reitman, M.D. will be one of the speakers. He will be participating in a panel on Saturday, August 20th from 8:30am -10:00am, titled “The Doctors and The Researchers.” Later that same day, Dr. Reitman will be giving his presentation “Aspertools: Understanding And Embracing Asperger’s, Autism And Neurodiversity,” from 1:30pm-2:30pm. For a detailed schedule, click here.

Other speakers include Temple Grandin PhD, Phil C. DeMio MD, and previous Exploring Different Brains guests Stephen Shore EdD and Raun Kaufman.

To register, click here.

 

 

July 23rd, 2016 – Aspen Institute’s 4th Annual AspenBrainLab

Hackie Reitman, M.D. will be speaking as part of Session 1 of the AspenBrainLab, hosted by the Aspen institute in Aspen, Colorado. This event begins at 8:30am and is being held at The Doerr-Hosier Center in Aspen Meadows Resort, 845 Meadows Road, Aspen, CO 81611.

For more information visit: http://aspenbrainlab.com/

 

 

July 21st, 2016 – DifferentBrains.com documentary screening and Q&A

Hackie Reitman, M.D. will be presenting his DifferentBrains.com documentary “Autism, Asperger’s, and the Square Root of 2: A Neurodiversity Documentary.” The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Dr. Reitman. Admission is free, and the screening starts at 6:30pm, preceded by a reception at 6:00pm. It will be held at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, Auditorium – Room L28-1102. The address is Building E2 South, 13121 E 17th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045. Parking is available next to building.

For more information visit here.