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Unlocking Potential through Assistive Technology

April 28, 2012

May 4 and May 5, 2012, Leslie University will host its sixth annual Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders conference. An outstanding panel of experts will discuss and demonstrate the most advanced assistive technologies and their applications to autism spectrum disorders.

The event kicks off Friday evening, May 4 from 7:30 – 9:00pm with a wine and cheese reception featuring local Author, Blogger and Autism Parent  Susan Senator reading from her latest novel, Dirt: A Story of Gardening, Mothering and Other Messy Things. Senator is the author of three acclaimed books on autism. Admission to this event is $25.

All proceeds will go directly to support the Massachusetts Advocates for Children Autism Legal Support Center.

On Saturday, May 5, from 8:00am – 5:00pm,  Dr. Rosalind Picard (MIT Media Lab), Marie Duggan (Technology for Autism Now), Russell Ewell (Hope Technology School/Quicktalk), Dr. Brenda Matthis (Lesley University) and Jennifer Leighton (Communication and Technology Lab, Spaulding Rehabilitation at the Lurie Center) will discuss assistive technologies. Admission to this presentation is $75, with all proceeds again going directly to support the Mass. Advocates for Children Autism Legal Support Center.

Where: Lesley University Graduate School of Education,
University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue,
Cambridge, MA 02138

Who Should Attend: Special ed teachers, paraprofessionals, teaching assistants, principals, administrators, parents, social workers, school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, consultants, advocates, and other specialists.

For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Stringer Keefe by calling 617-349-8206 email to:

To register for Susan Senator’s book signing only ($25), click HERE. To enroll in the full-day Autism and Assistive Technology conference ($75) only, click HERE. For both sessions ($100), click HERE.


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