Thanks to a grant from the California Community Access Foundation and our co-sponsors, we are proud to present this conference for individuals with disabilities, parents, educators, speech pathologist and other professionals who work with the special needs population.
Nationally known speakers - experts in this field in the Inland Empire!
Come be inspired by the stars of the movie “Wretches and Jabberers” – Tracy Thresher, Larry Bissonnette, Harvey Lavoy and Pascal Chang. These men are on a global quest to change attitudes about disability and intelligence, at each stop they dissect public attitudes about Autism and issue a hopeful challenge to reconsider competency and the future.
Erna Blanche, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA. Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and an expert in pediatric occupational therapy and interventions based on occupational science will discuss how sensory and motor planning issues can effect communication.
Darlene Hanson, MA, CCC. National speaker and Director of Communication Services at WAPADH, a non-profit, Non-Public Agency in California. Darlene has been a Speech and Language Pathologist for over 25 years, working with individuals with severe communication impairments. Her expertise is in working with individuals who are “non verbal” and use of alternate modes of communication, as well as in the area of speech development for persons with severe motor apraxia as it relates to autism.
Mark Woodsmall, Esquire. Mark is the founder of Woodsmall Law Group, PC a law firm based in the San Gabriel Valley area. He is a national speaker, and an Adjunct Professors at the USC Gould School of Law, teaching in the of special education law.