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Autism in the Family
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Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Road, Suite 101
Santa Rosa, California 95403
United States

Date: February 25, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Road, Suite 101
Santa Rosa, California 95403
United States

Contact: Jackie Hadley
Phone: 707-527-7032
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Anova is hosting an exciting one-day conference featuring keynote speaker Dr. Temple Grandin on Saturday, February 25th from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts East Auditorium. Don't miss this new and informative conference exploring "autism in the family" with an inspiring line-up of speakers crusading to make a positive difference for all individuals living with autism.

Dr. Temple Grandin: Dr. Grandin is one of the greatest autism advocates of our time. Diagnosed with autism at age 3, she has become a world-renowned speaker, author, inventor, and trailblazer for autism awareness. In 2010, she was named in Time’s 100 list of the most influential people in the world in the "Heroes" category and was the subject of the award-winning biographical film “Temple Grandin.”

Frank Campagna: Frank is a Sesame Street producer, who collaborated on the Sesame Street Autism Outreach Initiative. He shares his experience as a father of an autistic son in his popular blog, “Autism Daddy."

Jill Escher: Jill is the current president of Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area, providing a network for autism families to connect. She is also a mother of two children with autism, an autism philanthropist, and founder of the Escher Fund for Autism.

Feda Almaliti: Autism warrior mom and expert on CA autism health care laws. She fights every day to end autism insurance discrimination and marginalization. She is a mother of 3 sons, her youngest has autism and she is the Director of Outreach for the Autism Health Insurance Project.

More speakers to be announced...

Tickets include: Conference, lunch, post-conference reception, exhibit hall, book-signing, art exhibit, silent auction, and an opportunity to submit a question to Dr. Temple Grandin.

A special thanks to our “Autism in the Family” Diamond Sponsor: Redwood Credit Union

Thank you to our "Autism in the Family" Exhibitors: Disability Services & Legal Center, Matrix Parent Network, Anne K. Ross, author of "Beyond Rain Man", Alicia Coleman-Clark, author of "Ava Goes" book series, Children's Museum of Sonoma County, Geek Club Books, Bay Area Music Therapy, Renaissance Healing and Learning Center, and Lattice Educational Services

Anova is Northern California’s most trusted provider of education & therapy services to children with autism and learning differences. For more information, please go to:

Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact for more information. 

We are also seeking event volunteers and original art for our "Autism in the Family" art exhibit. Please call 707-527-7032 for details. 

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