GALLOWAY - Temple Grandin, one of the world’s leading autism awareness and education advocates, will keynote the annual FACES 4 Autism conference at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, Galloway Township, on March 18. Her address begins at 8:30 a.m. The annual FACES of Hope Award will also be given to two worthy recipients.
Dr. Grandin, whose extraordinary life story was the subject of the 2010 award winning HBO biopic “Temple Grandin”, will share with parents, educators, and other professionals her personal experiences and observations in the keynote titled “Helping Different Kinds of Minds Find Careers”. Author of the new work, “The Autistic Brain”, she is a full Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and a tireless advocate for the rights – including in the American workplace - of persons of all ages along the autism spectrum. In 2010, Time Magazine included her in its list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
“Temple Grandin has been tearing down barriers – and creating hope and opportunities - for persons with disabilities her entire life,” said Alexa D’Amato Barrera, Esq., and FACES Board member. “We are honored to have her keynote our conference.”
In addition to Prof. Grandin, author and Sesame Street special project manager Frank Campagna will discuss his “Autism Daddy” blog, and “Things No One Ever Told Me After My Kid Was Diagnosed With Autism”. His humorously realistic blogs have comforted, and entertained commiserating parents and families of children with special needs for years.
About FACES 4 Autism
FACES 4 Autism is a non-profit organization that supports children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum and those who love them. FACES provides autism education and resources to families and educators in the South Jersey area. We are dedicated to improving the lives of individuals on the spectrum through social opportunities and programs that will foster self advocacy, independence and dignity.”
FACES 4 Autism is a non-profit organization dedicated to education and support of children with Autism and their families. For more information, visit http://faces4autism.org/files/2016/01/Autism-Conference-2016-Agenda.pdf
Contact: Isabelle Mosca, FACES 4 Autism Executive Director - 609.412.3750