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11th Annual Living with Autism Workshop

May 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

$25 - $125

Metro Parent Media Group and Henry Ford Health System are proud to present the 11th Annual Living with Autism Workshop – a day dedicated to unlocking the puzzle of autism for parents and professionals.

This year, we are excited to announce Ron and Owen Suskind, as well as Ron Fournier, as the keynote speakers for our 11th annual Living with Autism Workshop. It is our continued pleasure to be the region’s premier autism workshop, providing insight and advice from those working, coping and thriving with autism. The event takes place from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. During this time, parents and professionals will:

  • Choose from an array of expert-led break-out sessions on education, therapy, behavior and more.
  • Visit the Expert Lounge to talk to session leaders, doctors and service providers.
  • Connect with other parents and professionals; share ideas and get support.

About our keynote speakers:

Pulitzer-winning journalist Ron Suskind’s work demonstrates his strong passion for giving a voice to the voiceless. Owen Suskind, Ron’s youngest son, is one of those voices – and the protagonist of Ron’s book, Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism. Also adapted into the Academy Award-nominated documentary Life, Animated, this book tells Owen’s story of being diagnosed with autism and finding a way to reengage with the world around him. Ron and his family pioneered a now widely acknowledged method of emulative communication known as Affinity Therapy.

Ron Fournier’s son, Tyler, has Asperger’s syndrome. Ron, a Detroit-native editor and publisher, will speak about what he’s learned from his son while writing his book, Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips and My Son Taught Me About a Parent’s Expectations.


What’s the refund policy?

Refunds are not available.