Whew, just recovering from our whiplash of a giant adult autism/DD planning conference, held yesterday at Stanford University. Thanks a zillion to our many presenters, generous sponsors, tireless volunteers and awesome attendees. You can see the program website here, with links to all 38 session descriptions and materials. Mainstage videos will be posted soon and the archive of the mainstage livestream (without slides, sorry) is here (time signatures are below, for your convenience).
First I want to share my quick poll of the audience. I asked were they “not worried at all” about their child’s future? Were they “kinda-sorta moderately concerned”? Or were they “pretty well panicked”? “Pretty well panicked” won the day with the vast majority of hands shooting up. This is the reality and the mood today. We all feel it, we are worried to the core about our kids as we grow older. Adult autism is not a game, not a philosophical plaything, not a cutesy topic. It is an urgent crisis, and our language must reflect that truth.
So here’s a reasonable facsimile (not verbatim, I don’t have the transcript).
Introductory remarks at SFASA16 Conference:
LIVESTREAM ARCHIVE OF SFASA’S 2016 “INTO THE FUTURE: AN ADULT AUTISM/DD PLANNING WORKSHOP”
[This livestream archive does not contain the slides. The post-production videos, including slides, will be posted to our website sfautismsociety.org soon.]
Session 1: INTRODUCTION
Session 2: MONEY MATTERS: MAXIMIZING PUBLIC BENEFITS, OPTIMIZING PRIVATE RESOURCES
Session 3: IPP INTENSIVE
Clip 1 - 2:05
Session 4: REGINA STOOPS; CUONG DO, INDENTIFOR; PANEL ON CIVIL RIGHTS
Clip 2 - 1:04
Session 5: AFTER YOU'RE GONE: WHO CARES FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD AFTER YOU DIE OR BECOME INCAPACITATED?
Clip 2 - 1:51
Session 6: INNOVATING NEW SUPPORTED LIVING SOLUTIONS
Clip 3 - 00:00
Session 7: ACCESSING HEALTHCARE FOR ADULTS WITH AUTISM
Clip 3 - 1:34