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Online: Compliance is Not the Goal

June 24, 2020 @ 7:00 PM 8:00 PM


Join us via Zoom at 7pm on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 to watch an informative and thought provoking TED talk by educator Amy Laurent, PhD, OTR/L .   This TED talk link was publicized in the Spring 2020 issue of the newsletter of the Autism National Committee.  The title of the TED talk is  “Compliance is Not the Goal: Letting Go of Control and Rethinking Support for Autistic Individuals”.  The talk lasts about 20 minutes and highlights the importance of supporting rather than trying to extinguish the “autistic behaviors” of those on the spectrum.  The presentation contains many words of wisdom from adults on the spectrum.   After we view the TED talk, Nancy Alar, President of the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin and mother of a “gloriously autistic” 42 year old man, will lead a discussion of the issues raised by Amy Laurent in her TED talk.   We will be done by or before 8pm.  Please RSVP below by June 23rd, and we will send you the zoom link during the day on June 24th.

To view the TED talk independently go to https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_laurent_compliance_is_not_the_goal_letting_go_of_control_and_rethinking_support_for_autistic_individuals

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