September 11, 2012

ASWV Panel Of Individuals On The Spectrum

The annual Autism Society of West Virginia conference was held in Charleston on September 7 and 8, 2012.

I had the honor of moderating the final event of the conference, the Panel of Individuals on the Spectrum. Topics included: the importance of relationships, handeling bullies, the transition into adulthood, and the proposed changes to the DSM-5. Each panel member also discussed the positive ways in which Asperger's syndrome has influenced his or her life.

The panel was comprised of (left to right): Amy Goodman, Christian Bruno, Joseph Galloway, David George, and Blake Kelmar.