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Colorado Rocky Mountain Chapter of NAPNAP

Need contact Info from a Survey Responder Please!

Posted almost 6 years ago by Janel Saunders

Thanks so much for all who have responded to our short survey on the Autism Talk for our Spring Conference.

All of our surveys are anonymous and therefore we are not able to see who is sending the responses (which is usually always a great thing). However, one responder give us great information on possible future Autisum Speakers/resources and we would like to contact you back.  If you left response listed below please contact Krya Delapedraja at:

 kyra.delapedraja@childrenscolorado.org

We would love to speak to you about these great resources.

"-The referral process and resources may cover this, but there is an excellent educator, Melinda Graham, who is considered the state educational expert on autism from the Colorado Dept of Ed. She helps from that standpoint and shows clips of phenomenal children (now adults) who, once communication was established, could communicate from their own perspective what the autistic brain perceives. . These children "acted" more affected/non-verbal/perseverative so on the surface, most people would not perceive them as able to communicate).

(Temple Grandin is a local university level example who clearly helps us understand autism from an internal and scholarly neuroscience perspective, though she has been verbal her whole life. Here is a great video on how those with autism "think": http://www.ted.com/talks/temple_grandin_the_world_needs_all_kinds_of_minds

.html Another group I am in has tried to get Temple to come talk and been unsuccessful (cost, schedule, location concerns)."

Thanks,

Colorado Rocky Mountain Chapter NAPNAP