Chantal Sicile-Kira Speaking at 2019 Targeting Autism Forum

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Chantal Sicile-Kira, internationally known, award-winning author, speaker, autism mom and leader in the field of autism adolescence and transition to adulthood, will be a keynote speaker at the 2019 Targeting Autism Forum.

Chantal has over 25 years of experience as a parent and professional on both sides of the Atlantic. Her books are: Autism Spectrum Disorder; A Full Life with Autism (co-authored with her son Jeremy); What is Autism?; Autism Life Skills; Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum.

In past years, Chantal was appointed by the California Senate Select Committee on Autism & Related Disorders to serve as Co-Chair, South Counties Autism Regional Taskforce, and on the Transitional Services & Supports Taskforce of The California Legislative Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism.  Chantal and her family have been highlighted in Newsweek, on PBS, NPR, MTV, and Fox, Huntington Post and Psychology Today.

Registration to attend the forum is open until April 25th.  If you would like to attend or if you have questions send an email here

Simply include your name, contact information and a brief statement of what you hope to gain from attending the forum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her books are: Autism Spectrum Disorder; A Full Life with Autism

fco-authored with her son f eremy); Wat is Autism?; Autism Life Skills; Adolescents on the

Autism Spectum.

In past years, Chantal was appointed by the California Senate Select Committee on Autism &

Related Disorders to serve as Co-Chair, South Counties Autism Regional Taskforce, and on the

Transitional Services & Supports Taskforce ofThe California Legislative Blue Ribbon

Commission on Autism, Chantal and her family have been highlighted in Newsweelg on PBS,

NP& MTV, and Fox, Huntington Post and Psychologr Today.

 

Greatly I Dream… Keeping Sight of Our Dreams Even When Daylight Comes

In this at times funny, at times heartbreaking personal account, Chantal describes how she helped Jeremy to make sense of the world around him as a young child with the help of educators and other professionals who shared their vision.  Chantal humorously and lovingly wrestles with the trials and tribulations of her family’s successful attempt to change the prognosis given to her son when he was first diagnosed at age three: life in an institution.  Some of the treatments and therapies that helped him are discussed, along with what Jeremy had to say about them later in life when he could effectively
communicate. Twenty-six years later, Jeremy is living a life close to the dreams and hopes of his teenage self, with needed supports. Along the way, Chantal explores how she developed the grit and resiliency she needed as Jeremy’s mother and strongest advocate. Life-changing gifts are discovered, affirming the family’s belief that being “not like the others” means being different, but not less.

 

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