Honestly Autism Day

Honestly Autism Day is a day devoted to understanding autism and is presented by the Partnership Project, which is a collaboration between the Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake,  the Baltimore County Public Schools’ Department of Special Education & Student Support Services, and the Department of Special Education at Towson University. It is held in April to celebrate Autism Awareness month.  Parents, family members, professionals and people with autism come together to listen, ask questions and learn from each other.  Experienced speakers share their knowledge of vast topics related to autism and individuals with autism give open and honest insight into their lives on the autism spectrum.  It is a positive, uplifting day filled with revelations and shared ideas.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

  • The Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake
  • Baltimore County Public Schools, Office of Special Education
  • Towson University, Department of Special Education

Saturday, April 18, 2015
North Baltimore Plaza Hotel
Timonium, MD

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Keynote

 Ann Turnbull presents…

Two Roads Diverged: Creating Enviable Lives for Individuals with Autism and their Families through Family and Community Partnerships


Ann Turnbull is an Emerita Distinguished Professor in the Department of Special Education and Co-founder/Co-director of the Beach Center on Disability at the University of Kansas. She is a co-author of two leading textbooks in the field of special education – (a) Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today’s Schools and (b) Families, Professionals, and Exceptionality: Positive Outcomes Through Partnerships and Trust. Her publication record includes 32 books, 250 articles, and 76 chapters. In 1999, she was selected as one of 36 individuals who have “changed the course of history in the 20th century” for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is the parent of three children, one of whom, Jay (1967-2009), experienced multiple disabilities, and yet had an “enviable life” of equality of opportunity, independent living, full participation, and partial economic self-sufficiency. She says, “Jay was my best professor.”

Call for Papers is Open! Deadline to Submit 1/25/15

You can support Honestly Autism Day by participating in our

PIECES OF PRIDE fundraiser!

We are raising money for Honestly Autism Day 2015, by selling PIECES OF PRIDE to celebrate and honor the person in your life who has autism: a loved one, a student, a neighbor, a friend, or anyone with autism! If you are proud of them, this is your chance to share your admiration with the community while raising money for a worthwhile event! Upon making a donation, your name and message will be transferred to a large puzzle piece which will be displayed in a place of honor at Honestly Autism Day.  We will hang the pieces for all to see and we hope the image of the thousands of our Pieces of Pride will resonate in the hearts of all who attend! Visit our fundraising website for more information and to purchase your Piece of Pride.  click here

Also, don’t forget about our PAT ON THE BACK AWARDS to honor those for their commitment to the autism community.