Northern California Autism Symposium

Northern California Autism Symposium

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Save the Date…September 28 & 29, 2018

About the Northern California Autism Symposium

Over the past 10 years there has been an increase in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Current CDC reports place the rate of children diagnosed with ASD in the US at 1:68. Though there continues to be new theories about what causes ASD, there is still no scientifically proven cause or cure. As a growing population of adults with ASD continue to share their experiences, there is a growing trend of ASD acceptance and culture. Regardless of the perspective of cure or acceptance, there are a variety of interventions, services and supports for individuals with ASD and their families.

Northern California has seen the same increase in ASD, but because of our rural location in the north state, we are removed from the research hubs of Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The aim of this symposium is to bring a breadth of presenters from both inside and outside the north state to individuals with ASD, their families, teachers and service providers. Oftentimes getting out to the bigger conferences is an impossible barrier—we’re hoping to eliminate that.

The program, which will be held on the CSU, Chico campus, will include concurrent sessions for professionals and parents/guardians of ASD children, as well as a keynote speaker.