USD Summer Autism Institute: Autism Hub panel discussion

28 Jun

Five of the hub bloggers, myself, Dad of Cameron (Autism Street), Bev (Asperger Square 8), Estee (Joy of Autism), and Steve D (One Dad’s Opinion) spoke at the University of San Diego “Summer Autism Institute”. We had been granted an hour and half to fill. We divided that time up into several small sections (Steve was officially in charge, but it was a group effort) and we each took a piece or two of the time and developed presentations to fill (or overfill, as the case may be) our time slots.
I spoke about “Bias, Stigma and Stereotyping and their Effects on Autistic People.” I also presented Kevin Leitch’s “Dear Dr. Kartzinel” video. In my next post I’ll try to explain what it was I said in presentations in more detail. For now I just wanted to share with you two photos of the 5 hub bloggers as we appeared in the afternoon. In the photos, Bev is speaking and if you look carefully you can see that her powerpoint slide displays her wallet card for understanding mysterious autistics.
When this photo was taken, I believe Bev was listening to someone in the audience ask a question. From left to right in the photo are: Estee, Steve D, Do’C, myself and then Bev, standing.

The two versions of the photo were taken by a mom from the Los Angeles area who was attending the conference. She said that the second photo was taken with a special lens she had purchased at a “Always Talk About Celebrating Krystals Now” (ATACKNow) fundraiser.

It would appear that Bev has a more deluxe and expansive crystal aura than I do. I’m jealous, but I guess that goes without saying, people carrying lots of quantum energy of the jealous type just don’t have big crystal auras. I am working on it.

I hadn’t realized that Steve D, DoC, Estee were indigos. And what about D’oC? His aura is about to go supernova or something.

4 Responses to “USD Summer Autism Institute: Autism Hub panel discussion”

  1. kristina June 28, 2008 at 15:37 #

    Wow, who would thunk about those auras……..

  2. Matt June 28, 2008 at 20:01 #

    I wish I could have been there. If nothing else, to meet Bev. She just cracks me up with her blog.

  3. Anne June 29, 2008 at 01:15 #

    I can’t believe I had to miss this event *again.* But I’m so glad that the people who attended the summer institute had a chance to listen to and meet you all.

  4. Ms. Clark June 29, 2008 at 03:16 #

    Kristina, yeah, we’d never have known if it wasn’t for that special indigo/crystal camera lens. 🙂

    Matt and Anne, you would have enjoyed the conference, I’m sure. I was only there for one day but it was pretty amazing. Totally different than the UCD MIND’s Summer Institute (I’ve been to three of those now.)

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