Edmonton Hosts Top International Autism Experts at Autism Awareness Conference in April

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Conference presenters include “Good Morning America” guest Karen Siff Exkorn, M.A.; Stephen Shore, Ph.D. (candidate); Dr. Teresa Bolick; and author Mary Wrobel, SLP.

Autism Today™, a leading worldwide autism resource centre, is pleased to announce that Karen Siff Exkorn, M.A.; Stephen Shore, Ph.D. (candidate); Dr. Teresa Bolick; and Mary Wrobel, SLP will be participating in the first conference in the “Keys to the Treasure Chest” series, Reflecting On The Spectrum. Running April 21-22, Reflecting On The Spectrum brings together some of the most renowned, diverse and respected authorities on autism and Asperger’s syndrome to Edmonton, Alberta.

Following this conference, Autism Today™ will launch the new “Keys to the Treasure Chest” series, which will visit 13 Canadian cities during 2006. “Keys to the Treasure Chest” will feature the world’s leading autism and Asperger’s Syndrome experts. This series will unlock knowledge and provide a deeper understanding of autism and Asperger’s while offering proven, practical tools and strategies to help families and professionals cope with autism and Asperger’s syndrome.

About Autism Today™

Autism Today™ is the leading source of objective information about Autism Spectrum Disorders, including Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, Rett’s Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders Not Otherwise Specified.

In 1996, Karen Simmons, an author, businesswoman and mother of six, one of whom has autism, had a vision to simplify the information gathering and evaluating process for families dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorders…and Autism Today™ was the outcome. The Autism Today™ website receives over 2 million hits a month. With over 50 world-renowned speakers, authors and presenters, and their comprehensive database of highly interactive members, it is the largest autism resource online and one of the leading autism and Asperger’s resource distributors in the world.

Autism Today™ is the leading autism workshop and conference provider in Canada, and hosts the well recognized and well received Keys to the Treasure Chest conferences across the country, with an impressive list of speakers, including Dr. Tony Attwood, Maria Bird-West Wheeler, Carol Gray, Nathan Ory, Catherine Faherty, Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Barry Prizant, Stephen Shore, Dr. Jed Baker, Dr. Steven Gutstein, and various other experts.

Autism Today™ also promotes awareness of autism and Asperger’s syndrome issues through its bookstore presence at other workshops and seminars across Canada. They work with other groups to help solve the common problems and misconceptions surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorders while empowering others through their non-profit Canadian based organization called the KEEN Education Foundation.

Autism Today™ is the proud publisher of the brand new book The Official Autism 101 Manual, the most comprehensive book on autism featuring 44 top autism experts from around the world including these four experts

Visit: http://www.autism101manual.com for more information.

Karen Siff Exkorn, M.A., Stephen Shore, Ph.D. (candidate), Dr. Teresa Bolick and Mary Wrobel, SLP are available for interviews.

For more information, contact Terri Robson, 1-866-9AUTISM.

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