February 19th, 2011 (Sunday)
1pm – 3pm
$5 to help cover costs.
Scholarships are available through ARRO for families experiencing financial hardship. Please contact ARRO at email@example.com or 503-351-9255 regarding the scholarship prior to the event.
Number of attendees is limited. Register by sending an email with name, contact info to Jenell Streeter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Jenell Streeter has a Master of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication. She is a mother and primary care provider of three children on the spectrum and one typically developing child. She is respected as a skilled case manager and advocate for her children. Jenell has utilized private speech and language pathologists, private occupational therapists, ASD therapists, in-home support and respite providers. She coordinates services, both medical and educational. On the behalf of her children’s education, she participates in meetings regarding IEPs, staff training, problem solving, data gathering, and intervention strategies. In her role, she is busy exploring and implementing treatments and therapies, attending conferences and training seminars, and participating in parent chat groups. Prior to becoming a parent, Jenell taught classes at Portland State University and worked as a research assistant, psychology technician and a consultant. Jenell has recently begun a business, Autism Consulting, Coaching, and Training (ACCT). Whether working with parents, businesses, school districts, etc., the goal is the same: support the growth of those with ASD to enhance their happiness, health and safety. As a parent herself, she understands the need for practical, realistic approaches to solving real world problems and increasing independence.
This workshop will begin with a viewing of “The Autism Enigma,” followed by a discussion of this and other medical aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and potential treatments for these conditions.
The dvd is “The Autism Enigma” by David Suzuki. The series title is “The Nature of Things”.
A fresh perspective on autism research with the developing “Bacterial Theory” of autism. The fastest-growing developmental disorder in the industrialized world, autism has increased an astounding 600 per cent over the last 20 years. Science cannot say why. Some say it’s triggered by environmental factors and point to another intriguing statistic: 70 per cent of kids with autism also have severe gastrointestinal symptoms. Could autism actually begin in the gut? The Autism Enigma looks at the progress of an international group of scientists who are studying the gut’s amazingly diverse and powerful microbial ecosystem for clues to the baffling disorder.
No child care is available at this time.