UPCOMING DIFFERENT BRAINS EVENTS
Below you will find a list of neurodiversity events featuring Different Brains contributors. Are you interested in hosting a Different Brains event? Contact us!
The Expo, for people with disabilities, will be held on Saturday, October 27th Nova Southeastern University. For over 35 years, the Expo offers a day of awareness and celebration where the community learns about resources, products and supports for individuals and with disabilities and their families. We traditionally see over 600 attendees at this free community event.
Different Brains Inc. will have a table – come by and say hello!
For more information: www.TheExpofl.com
Location: Alvin Sherman Library & Don Taft University Center, Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Davie, Florida
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Join Spectrumly Speaking podcast co-host, Becca Lory CAS, BCCS at The Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) 3rd biennial Animals on the Mind conference, Extraordinary Connections: Illuminating neurodiversity in human-animal relationships, at University of Denver on May 3-4, 2018.
Extraordinary Connections aims to increase awareness, compassion and understanding of people on the autism spectrum through the strength-based perspective of neurodiversity. This conference will focus on contemporary understanding of neurodiversity and human-animal relationships, through ethical frameworks of educational, therapeutic and vocational opportunities. Experts from around the globe will be featured as we explore the diversity of human and animal minds from a variety of perspectives and research. This special event is co-hosted by IHAC, Center for Neurodiversity and Green Chimneys.
A free screening of “The Square Root of 2”, starring Darby Stanchfield of ABC’s “Scandal”, will be held Wednesday, April 25th at 6:00pm. Dinner and popcorn is included, and the screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s writer and producer, Different Brains Inc. founder Dr. Hackie Reitman! Sponsored by the Nova Southeastern University CHASS Graduate Student Government Association, hosted at the Children’s Service Council of Palm Beach County Anderson Theater Room – 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426.
2018 NDSS Down Syndrome Adult Summit is a conference hosted by the National Down Syndrome Society and its Self-Advocate Advisory Board (SAAB) in collaboration with the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (the “NTG”) and the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) to discuss important and critical topics for all adults with Down syndrome. It will lead up to the NDSS’ 2018 Annual Buddy Walk® on Washington, on April 10th and 11th. Different Brains Inc. founder Dr. Hackie Reitman will be the opening plenary speaker for Tuesday morning, from 8:00am to 9:00am.
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 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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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/
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.
To register, click here.
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/
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.