Meet Temple Grandin
Renowned Speakers. Expert Advice. Helpful Resources.
Anita Lesko, Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome
United Nations Guest Speaker, Certified Nurse Anesthesiologist, Military Aviation Photojournalist
Get Inspired and Learn
Book Signing and Q&A with Dr. Temple Grandin
It is never too late to expand the mind of a person with Autism.
Dr. Temple Grandin

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AUTISM CONFERENCE

Hilton - Miami Airport
Blue Lagoon
Hilton - Miami Airport
Blue Lagoon

THE SPEAKERS

DR. TEMPLE GRANDIN

“Calling All Minds”

Dr. Temple Grandin, a world-renowned autism spokesperson, scientist, and inventor, has served as an inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. In this unique presentation, Temple eloquently and candidly describes the challenges she has faced and offers glimpses into her own childhood, with ideas on how others dealing with autism can meet these obstacles and improve the quality of their lives. Backed by her personal experience and evidence-based research, Temple shares her valuable insights on all types of thinkers, why they are important, and ways in which young people can continue to think about and understand what it means to be innovative.

By attending, participants can:

  • Create a learning environment to accommodate those who think differently
  • Distinguish between voluntary behaviors and involuntary behaviors
  • Introduce ways of intervention for those newly diagnosed
  • Review methods to assist the older child and Adult to form social relationships

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ANITA LESKO

Anita Lesko in Fighter Pilot Gear

Visualizing Your Future

Anita Lesko was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at age fifty. Despite all the challenges and obstacles, Anita forged ahead to obtain exciting goals.

A 1988 graduate of Columbia University in New York City with a master of science degree in nurse anesthesia, Anita has nearly three decades as a certified nurse anesthesiologist, specializing in anesthesia for neurosurgery.

After seeing Top Gun in 1995, Anita spent the next seven years working towards her dream of flying in a fighter jet. She became an internationally published military aviation photojournalist and got a flight in an F-15. She also spent time with the world-famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

Having been honored by the United Nations as a guest speaker for National Autism Day in 2017, Anita is an advocate for people with Asperger’s Syndrome. She started a support group for people of all ages with Asperger’s and their families and friends, which meets monthly. She is the Founder of the Flying High with Autism Foundation, as well as founder and CEO of Born With Asperger’s—an educational and helpful site not only for people with Asperger’s, but their families, employers, fellow employees, educators, neighbors, and anyone who might know someone with Asperger’s.

Her books include: Asperger’s Syndrome: When Life Hands you Lemons, Make Lemonade, The Blue Angel, co-author of Been There, Don’t Try That, Try This! The Aspie Mentor Guide to Life on Earth, a featured chapter in Dr. Temple Grandin’s book Different . . . Not Less, and Lesko’s latest book, The Complete Guide to Autism and Healthcare: Advice for Medical Professionals and Those on the Autism Spectrum.

  • Discuss the importance of not focusing on a label
  • Explain the importance of getting out and DOING STUFF
  • Determine methods to overcome obstacles and reaching goals

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The Most Famous Person with Autism

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016

National Women's Hall of Fame

National Women's Hall of Fame

Temple Grandin named to the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2017

Professor of Animal Science, CSU

Professor of Animal Science, CSU

Global leadership, Animal Welfare Livestock Systems Design

Subject of HBO Emmy Award Winning Film

Subject of HBO Emmy Award Winning Film

“Autism was her challenge, life was her triumph”, A profound and and joyous breakthrough

Future Horizons is dedicated to making its courses, events and meetings accessible to all. We strive to provide access – to the fullest extent possible – to our conferences based on an awareness of participants’ needs. If you require assistance due to a disability, please provide Future Horizons with the information and we will engage in a process to work with each individual to determine appropriate accommodations.  Please click the below button to send your request for special accommodations or visit our contact us page.

SCHEDULE & MAP

Autism Conference Schedule:

TIME EVENT
5:00pm Doors open with Book Signing opportunities
6:00 Dr. Temple Grandin Speaks
7:15 Anita Lesko Speaks
8:30 Book Signings
9:00 Conference Ends

About the Venue:

Hilton, Miami Airport, Blue Lagoon

International Ballroom
5101 Blue Lagoon Drive

Miami, FL 33126

Parking $7

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Autism Conference – An Evening with Dr. Temple Grandin & Anita Lesko in Miami December 13, 2018

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