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2018 Southern Maine Autism Conference

April 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


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Pine Tree Society and Spurwink are pleased to present the 10th annual Southern Maine Autism Conference! The conference is designed for parents and family members of children with autism spectrum disorders, as well as their educators and other service providers. In addition to our keynote, we offer a number of breakout sessions covering a wide range of topics. Our attendees will leave with practical tools and strategies that can be implemented immediately in the home, school and community. Maybe more importantly, we work hard to create an environment of networking and support. You will meet others who understand – and hopefully you will stay connected beyond the end of the day.

Keynote Address:

Carol Gray:  Not Your Mother’s Social Stories

It is well-documented by research and practice that many children, adolescents, and adults have difficulty “reading” and responding to the dynamic multitude of social events and variables that surround them each day. Since 1990, Social Stories have unraveled the confusion by providing parents and professionals with a method to share information with those in their care. The surprising discovery is that parents and professionals have been learning at the same time. The result is a dynamic instructional tool that keeps pace – and at times forges the trail – for Story authors and audiences alike. This presentation uses lecture, demonstration, and audience participation to explore the common threads of Social Stories yesterday, today, and tomorrow, and the new developments that make it apparent that they are Not Your Mother’s Social Stories anymore.

Click here for more information about Carol Gray.


April 7, 2018
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Pine Tree Society


Double Tree Hotel
363 Maine Mall Rd
South Portland, ME 04106 United States
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