This October 8-9 in San Diego: “A Conference With Heart”
For two days this October, hundreds of people will enjoy a multi-sensory experience featuring renowned speakers, film, photography, art and music at Love & Autism’s third annual conference, to be held at Liberty Station Conference Center in San Diego. Dr. Jenny Palmiotto, founder of the conference, says it’s a vehicle to increase awareness that every person deserves to be loved and to enjoy high-quality relationships, and to offer inspiration.
“There is nothing better than being your authentic self with another human being. Yet some people on the autism spectrum have difficulty feeling like they really belong. Love & Autism is a conference where we intentionally focus on what really matters in life — giving and receiving love.”
– Dr. Jenny Palmiotto
Influential speakers this year include two New York Times best-selling authors, Steve Silberman and David Finch; Barry M. Prizant, author of Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism and a world-renowned consultant to children with autism; Alex Plank, the man behind WrongPlanet.net (this year’s conference sponsor); Michael Tolleson, a savant artist who will complete a live painting; and Caren Zucker and John Donovan, ABC correspondents who teamed up to write In a Different Key: The Story of Autism — among other speakers.
This year’s event will also host the San Diego premier of Normal People Scare Me Too, a documentary made by and for people on the autism spectrum, and a photo exhibit titled This is Autism by photographer Kristina Bant Jenkins. There will be exciting performances by local and national musicians who identify with autism including Chou Chou Scantlin, an international singer-actress who will use her talents to put on a memorable one-woman show.
For more information or to register visit http://www.loveandautism.com.