Conference Agenda

This year, opportunity and inspiration will be abounding in three full days of engaging speakers, research findings, and artistic display. This year the action is packed right into the evenings, including an exclusive film engagement!

Couples Panel - Between You and Me: Autism and Relationships

Moderator: Stephen Shore, Ph.D.

Presenter: Martine Stonehouse, John Gelmon, Lindsey Nebeker, B.A., David Hamrick

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 30 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Room: 104CD


Dispelling the myth that individuals with autism eschew social interaction, this panel helps validate research suggesting people on the autism spectrum have the same wants, needs, desires, and diversity in relationships as the general population.  The Couples Panel will focus on the challenges, triumphs, insights, and hope in their journeys to and in their togetherness. Through personal experiences, participants will develop a greater understanding of having intimate relations, and ultimately deeper insights on what it means to be human.

Participants shall...

1. List at least two similarities between couples on the autism spectrum and those who are not.

2. Gain familiarity with the challenges facing people on the autism spectrum desiring intimate relationships along with possible solutions.

3. Learn some significant factors that can help bring people together who are on the autism spectrum.


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