Silberman: Vaccines and the Conversation about Autism

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Bestselling author and Wired Differently keynoter Steve Silberman says the ongoing conversation about vaccines and autism obscures important issues that parents and educators must face.  His book, NeuroTribes, resulted from an article he originally wrote for Wired magazine.

Watch Steve Silberman discuss the motivation for writing groundbreaking NeuroTribes.

Silberman says the focus on environmental factors ignores the fact that autism has been with us for a very long time.

Watch Steve Silberman discuss the rise in diagnosed cases of autism.

Silberman will present a plenary session on the topic of neurodiversity at the Wired Differently Conference Las Vegas. He will present an additional session during the main conference.

The Wired Differently Conference is coming to Las Vegas and Toronto! Now in its 4th year, this information-packed event showcases a wide array of critical insights and best practices will be shared for reaching and teaching students diagnosed with, or who could be diagnosed with, emotional and behavioral challenges especially in inclusive settings.

FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Steve Silberman
Award-winning science writer andNew York Times best-selling author of NeuroTribes
Mike Paget
International Speaker, Author & Consultant
Dr. Michele Borba
Bestselling Author, Internationally Recognized Educator, Media Commentator
Dr. Pedro Noguera
Sociologist, Author, Expert on Impact of Society & Culture on Schools
Joe Navarro
Non-Verbal Communication Expert, Best-Selling Author
Dr. Sonayia Shepherd
Author, Crisis Response and Recovery Support Authority
Check out some of this year’s speakers!

This 3-day conference will provide tools and strategies for working with individuals and small groups — as well as in the classroom. Some types of disorders to be addressed may include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Anger Disorders

SAVE THE DATE!

LAS VEGAS: June 28 – July 1, 2016
EARLY
CONFERENCE BUNDLE:
$415 USD

(until Mar.31st)
EARLY
CONFERENCE ONLY:
$325 USD

(until Mar.31st)
(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Early Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $545
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments)Regular Price: $425

 

TORONTO: November 11-13, 2016
EARLY BIRD
CONFERENCE BUNDLE:

$340 USD
(until 6/30)
EARLY BIRD
CONFERENCE ONLY:
$295 USD
(until 6/30)
(Includes: 1 Pre-Conference Session + Early Bird Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $435
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments) Regular Price: $395

 

CAESARS PALACE TO HOST 2016 EVENT

The 2016 Wired Differently Conference will convene at Caesars Palace as part of the 2016 Innovative Schools Summit.  This iconic Las Vegas Roman-themed luxury hotel sets the standard for opulent details and impeccable service, and is situated on the west side of the Strip between the Bellagio and the Mirage.  Perks include a coliseum-inspired performance venue with casino, headliner entertainment, multiple pools, upscale shopping, a fountain show, nightclubs, a spa and a gym.  The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas will feature:

  • The Wired Differently Conference
  • The School Discipline Conference
  • The NextGen School Safety Conference
  • The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference

Wired Differently attendees enjoy complimentary access to all Summit sessions on a space-available basis.

A limited number of Caesars Palace rooms are available at a discounted rate ($129 June 27-30; $279 July 1-2 single/double).  Guests who prefer to phone in their reservations may call 866-227-5944 (there is a $15 phone reservation processing fee).  There is no fee to use the weblink.  The name of the group is2016 Innovative Schools Summit.

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Proposals for presentations are now being accepted for the Wired Differently Conference in Las Vegas and Toronto!  Please submit the proposal form online or fax to 888-372-6061 or email your completed proposal form topd@accutrain.com.  The deadline for program proposals is March 31, 2016.

Presenters are required to register for the conference — discounts apply for on-time registrations. Additional information is available on the registration form or you may call us at 800-251-6805.

ATLANTA
June 19-22, 2016
LAS VEGAS
June 28-July 1, 2016
TORONTO
November 11-13, 2016
School Discipline Conference School Discipline Conference NextGen School Safety Conference
Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference School Discipline Conference
Innovative Teaching Strategies
Conference
Wired Differently Conference Wired Differently Conference
Innovative Counseling Strategies
Conference
NextGen School Safety Conference
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