Autism Insights: AARC Speaker Series 2019

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Friday, February 22, 2019 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2019 at 05:00 PM until 08:00 PM
Location and Delivery Method ( view map )
Delivery Method
Location Name
Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, Denali Room
2500 S Woodworth Lp
State / Province
Zip / Postal Code
United States
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

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Alaska Autism Resource Center
Dr. Brenda Smith Myles

Training Overview Description

Each year, AARC invites a nationally recognized speaker to share their message in at least two rural Alaskan locations. In 2019, AARC is excited to welcome Dr. Brenda Smith Myles to Alaska!

Brenda Smith Myles truly stands out as a powerful autism educator. She has a talent for taking complex information and breaking it down in a way that is easily understandable to all. She is personable and able to connect with her audiences on a meaningful level. This ability leaves her session attendees with new autism-related information, and ideas for how to apply this knowledge in an impactful way in their homes, classrooms, and communities.​

Brenda Smith Myles is a superstar in the world of autism education. Brenda has made over 1000 presentations all over the world and written more than 250 articles and books on ASD. In the latest survey conducted by the University of Texas, she was acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world! She has been the recipient of the Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Professional Award, the Princeton Fellowship Award, The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome (GRASP) Divine Neurotypical Award, American Academy of Pediatrics Autism Champion, and two-time recipient of the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Developmental Disabilities Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award.

This year, we are also thrilled to announce that each of her presentations will be available to all Alaskans via live, interactive video-stream online via BlueJeans!

VTC or Room System:
Community organizations that would like to connect via room system are welcome to do so! Please contact us at or 866-301-7372 for connection instructions.

No internet access?
Join by phone! Contact us at or 866-301-7372 for call-in instructions.

Additionally, Dr. Smith Myles will be presenting at the pre-conference for the Alaska Statewide Education Conference (ASSEC) February 23 & 24, 2019. This two-day pre-conference costs $60 through January 26th, and $70 after January 26th. AARC is sponsoring participants who attend Dr. Smith Myles' pre-conference presentation; regular rates are $120/$140! Register on the ASSEC website today to take advantage of this great value!

To request DVDs of previous Autism Insights presentations, please complete a Material Request Form.

Event-specific Details

"To Graduation & Beyond: Planning for Success"

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Despite the best efforts of schools and families, some students with ASD do not experience the same degree of success and personal fulfillment in adulthood compared to their nondisabled peers or to students who are receiving services under IDEA categories other than ASD. What factors drive these differences? What variables lead to stronger adult outcomes? This workshop will offer valuable strategies for achieving independence, including interventions for self-regulation and mindfulness. Learn how to avoid missteps and resolve ongoing challenges using evidence-based practices and the steps to creating a comprehensive plan to implement these tools in the workplace, for transportation, and in after-work settings.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

Identify the predictors for adult success

Identify intervention that support adult success

Describe evidence-based practices for transition to adulthood

Autism Spectrum Disorders
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All Education K-12 & Postsecondary faculty, staff, and students
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