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This Autistic Life Presentations

A room full of people listening to a presentation about autism.

Here's a video of our first presentation.  Two things to keep in mind . . .

#1 I was TERRIFIED.  Please ignore all the umms and ahhs.  

#2 The audio and video didn't synch very well, so I look like an amateur ventriloquist!

This Autistic Life is an ongoing series of presentations about the joys and challenges of living on the autistic spectrum, living with someone on the autistic spectrum, and teaching children who are on the autistic spectrum.  My son, Ian, and I mainly speak to parent groups, K-12 schools, K-12 teachers, universities, and at special education conferences.  If you are interested,


and we'll set something up!

Ian Smith, a teenage boy demonstrating yoyo before a group of people.

PREVIOUS PRESENTATIONS -Under the Big Top Keynote Solano County SELPA 2022 -Under the Big Top Keynote Solano County SELPA 2021 -Codestack Conference 2021 -CARS+ Convention 2021 -Autism Forum Keynote 2019 -Harvest Park Middle School 2019 -Winters Joint Unified School District 2019 -Foster and Kinship Care Education 2018 -CEDR Systems Convention 2018 -Lakeport Women’s Civics Group 2017 -CEDR Systems Convention 2016 -Autism: What Works? Keynote Speaker 2016 -San Joaquin County Office of Education 2016 -Escalon Unified School District 2016 -Walk Talk Autism, Lakeport 2016 -Children’s Nurturing Project 2016 -Livermore Valley USD Special Education 2016 -Lakeport Office of Education 2016 -Lake County Retired Teachers Association 2016 -Vista Unified School District 2016 -San Joaquin Unified School District 2015 -Upper Lake Elementary Support Staff In-service 2015 -Ukiah Foster Family Agency 2015 -Ukiah Unified School District 2015 -Colusa County Office of Education 2015 -Radio Guest "Perspectives” KQED Public Radio 2015 -Author Talk Ukiah Library 2015 -CEDR Systems Convention- Keynote Speaker 2015 -CARS + Convention- Keynote Speaker 2015 -Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 2014 -CARS + Convention- Keynote Speaker 2014 -Konocti Unified School District 2013 -Humboldt State University 2013 -Mendocino Junior College 2013 -Upper Lake Unified School District 2013

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