2008 seminar will address the challenges facing a person with Autism
Spectrum Disorder when puberty occurs.Our speakers will cover strategies in dealing
with puberty, teaching our children and youth with disabilities
about sex education, how sexuality is developed over the span of
childhood and teenage years and why this information is important
for kids with disabilities to learn.
the importance of this subject, we are taking this seminar series
to 3 Oregon Cities:
415 1st Ave., 97138
2580 Hilyard St, 97405
15450 SW Millikan 97006
:Registration and continental breakfast.
:The following speakers will present:
Ripplinger:“Nothing is delayed about puberty”.Ms. Ripplinger will delve into skills and concepts
kids need at every age level on the topic of sexuality development,
how we can teach these skills and concepts at home and how it can
be addressed in the IEP.
Karen Ripplingerhas worked for Oregon PTI for eight years where
her current position is serving as the Partners Program trainer,
training and matching volunteers to attend IEP meetings with families.She has served on numerous boards and committees
in the disability community.Karen
has a son with Fragile X Syndrome.
Waddell:“Puberty….Ready or not, here it comes!”Ms. Waddell will explore the misconceptions,
strategies and, yes, joy, of puberty for people with Autism Spectrum
Disorder.She will share anecdotal material collected
from over 25 years of working with people with ASD.
Lucinda Waddell has been an Autism Consultant
for 25 years, working privately with families, schools, and employers.She was an Aftercare Provider at the Center
for The Study Of Autism, with Dr. Stephen Edelson. She is the mother of Heather who is married
to John Turner.Heather and
John both have autism and have been married for 13 years.
Minn Sirag:“I was
there”.Ms. Sirag is
an adult with Autism.She
will share her personal experiences as a young adult going through
this inevitable rite of passage.
Sirag is President of KindTree Productions, a Eugene-based, grassroots
autism non-profit dedicated to serving and celebrating the autism
community through art, education and recreation. She teaches art
to adults with developmental disabilities for Adaptive Recreation.She also works at LaneIndependentLivingCenter in Eugene, training people with disabilities on how
to work more effectively with their homecare workers. She has received
awards from the Arc of Oregon, United Way and OASIS, which offers classes to seniors.
Cost:$25 for parent
$50 for professionals and educators
register, please send a check made payable to the Autism Society
of Oregon to.If you are
a professional working with a person with autism, please let us
know in what capacity.
please call the ASO office at (503)636-1676 or 1-888-AUTISM1