Saturdays on the Spectrum
Saturdays on the Spectrum Lecture Series:
Voices Developing Understanding of Adult Autism
Parent Advocacy: Evolving the Parent-Child Relationship for Future Success
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rhonda J. Greenhaw, MA, BCBA & Zosia Zaks, M.Ed., CRC
Join us for another fascinating lecture!
How can the role of the parent change over time to help support people on the spectrum for future success? What are important parent-driven activities that can empower young people with autism? What do adults on the spectrum find helpful and harmful in relationships with others? These important questions will be explored in this presentation and facilitated community conversation about the role of parents in the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum. Participants will learn about actions they can take right away that will support the growth and development of individuals on the spectrum.
Rhonda J. Greenhaw, MA, BCBA, is the director of the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has recently authored a textbook chapter on adult autism, and develops and presents trainings nationally and internationally on approaching autism from a new perspective. She is a professional fellow of the U.S. State Department’s Empower Project, and is also the parent of a daughter on the autism spectrum. She also is a faculty member in the Office of Collaborative Programs in the College of Health Professions at Towson University.
Zosia Zaks, M.Ed., C.R.C., is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a program manager at the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism, and an adjunct faculty member in the Autism Graduate Certificate Program at Towson University. Whether working with adults on the autism spectrum; developing professional trainings on autism and other disabilities; or advocating at the state and federal levels - he brings an insider's perspective to his endeavors. He is a published author of numerous articles and one book on how to deal with the challenges of autism by utilizing strengths. Zaks served on the Maryland Commission on Autism as a self-advocate, and continues to serve on the boards of several autism-related organizations.
Saturdays on the Spectrum welcomes self-advocates, parents, professionals, educators, students and community members interested in learning more about adults on the autism spectrum.
The Hussman Center for Adults with Autism, in accordance with its mission of educating the community and increasing understanding about adult autism, is proud to present Saturdays on the Spectrum: Voices Developing Understanding of Adult Autism.
John P. Hussman, Ph.D. - What Do We Know About Autism? More than People Think, Less than We'd Like