Saturday, April 7, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration has reached full capacity and is now closed.

Lighting the way to hope

Pine Tree Society and Spurwink are pleased to present the 10th annual Southern Maine Autism Conference! The conference is designed for parents and family members of children with autism spectrum disorders, as well as their educators and other service providers. In addition to our keynote, we offer a number of breakout sessions covering a wide range of topics. Our attendees will leave with practical tools and strategies that can be implemented immediately in the home, school and community. Maybe more importantly, we work hard to create an environment of networking and support. You will meet others who understand – and hopefully you will stay connected beyond the end of the day.

Keynote Address:

Carol Gray:  Not Your Mother’s Social Stories

It is well-documented by research and practice that many children, adolescents, and adults have difficulty “reading” and responding to the dynamic multitude of social events and variables that surround them each day. Since 1990, Social Stories have unraveled the confusion by providing parents and professionals with a method to share information with those in their care. The surprising discovery is that parents and professionals have been learning at the same time. The result is a dynamic instructional tool that keeps pace – and at times forges the trail – for Story authors and audiences alike. This presentation uses lecture, demonstration, and audience participation to explore the common threads of Social Stories yesterday, today, and tomorrow, and the new developments that make it apparent that they are Not Your Mother’s Social Stories anymore.

Click here for more information about Carol Gray.

Southern Maine Autism Conference

10th Annual Southern Maine Autism Conference

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Questions?  Contact Jenny Hopper by email or phone at (207) 386-6953

We are pleased to continue to offer the conference at no charge to the participants.  (There is an option to purchase a Letter of Attendance for $40 for anyone who needs one for continuing education purposes).

Breakout Sessions:

View the details for the 2018 breakout sessions here.

Lunch options:

During the one hour lunch break, participants may choose to bring their own lunch, visit the hotel restaurant where a variety of menu options and grab-and-go options will be available, or visit one of the restaurants located near the hotel.

Exhibitor Opportunities

Registration for Exhibitors is now open. Applications are processed when payment is received on a first come, first served basis. Spaces are limited.

Applications can be downloaded here.
If you have any questions, please e-mail Lori.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Is your company or organization interested in supporting this important event? Sponsorship levels are available beginning at $500. Please contact us so we can provide you with more information about sponsorship opportunities.

Room Reservations at the DoubleTree by Hilton

If you wish to reserve a room at the conference venue, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, call (207) 775-6161. The room block is AUC and the rate is $110.

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