Navigation Links
A Sneak Peek Into the Special Needs Home of Tomorrow - Renowned Autism Consultant Valerie Herskowitz to Present Latest Findings at 'Autism Through the Lifespan' Conference February 14-17 in Orlando
Date:2/13/2008

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading speech pathologist and autism consultant Valerie Herskowitz will present her findings on the latest special needs technologies at the "Autism Through the Lifespan" conference to be held Feb 14-17 in Orlando.

"The future is now for an entire generation of children challenged with autism, reaching the adolescent stage of their lives and becoming young adults with autism. Technology is the key to maximizing their future independence. By teaching children with autism how to utilize technology, we are not only arming them with tools to capitalize on their present successes, but setting the stage for the real possibility of future independence," Herskowitz said.

Technological advances designed to equip the special needs home of the future include Herskowitz's research on specialized software programs for use in teaching skills to a special needs population.

"From devices that use robotics to perform housekeeping activities, to a simple mirror that reminds you of your appointments, I envision communities where adults with developmental disabilities can live and work together in a supported environment of homes equipped with state-of-the-art advances for special needs," Herskowitz added.

Herskowitz is President of non-profit the National Autism Registry and serves on the advisory board of US Autism & Asperger Association. The founder of the Dimensions Therapy Center which provides private therapy services and special events around the South Florida area for families with special needs, Herskowitz is expanding her computer-based intervention for families on a national scale by establishing a "global autism support village" through podcasts, webcasts and other cyber tools at http://www.valerieherskowitz.com .

Herskowitz's career as a speech pathologist spans some 30 years. A recipient of the Stevie Lifetime Achievement Award for her work with autistic and special needs children; she has also been honored for starting two innovative community programs, Mothers of Special Needs Individuals (MOSI) and the Family Club. Her youngest son, Blake, was diagnosed in 1993 with autism. Herskowitz's professional journey as a therapist and parent of a child with autism has combined to present her with unique insights in helping other families.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Mark Hopkinson

NewsMark Public Relations

561-852-5767 mhopkinson@newsmarkpr.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Valerie Herskowitz
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Just in Time for Fall Baking and Entertaining: The Sneaky Chef Tips Featuring Eagle Mills All-Purpose Flour made with Ultragrain(R)
2. Food tricks that combat sneaky, creepy Halloween treats
3. Sneaky Chefs Recipes Make Delicious Debut at Morgan Stanley Childrens Hospital
4. Knowing Your Risks Can Stop the Sneak Thief of Sight
5. Jefferson specialists studying innovative surgery for effectively treating sleep apnea
6. Manor Care, Inc. Announces Record Date for Special Stockholder Meeting
7. Physician Skin Care Specialist Says Proposed New Rules for Sunscreen Products Will Better Protect the Public
8. Symmetry Medical Completes Acquisition Of Specialty Surgical Instruments
9. MedHelp to Add Top Stanford Surgeons and Specialized Forums to Online Health Community
10. Mercedes-Benz Special Edition C350 Sport Sedan to Raise $1 Million for Saks Fifth Avenues KEY TO THE CURE
11. Kyphon Announces Special Meeting Date to Vote on Proposed Medtronic Merger
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Lori G. Cohen ... Atlanta office, will speak at the American Conference Institute’s 21st Drug & Medical ... also a Lead Sponsor of the conference. , Cohen, who chairs the firm’s Pharmaceutical, ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... For over twenty-four years, ... lien basis to help personal injury victims find high quality medical care. When the ... Los Angeles area. Fast forward to present day and the now ten-page directory features ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... FlexiSpot, a trusted name in ... trial program for all of the company’s desktop riser products. A simple application ... experience. , FlexiSpot’s unique desktop risers use an advanced dual gas spring hovering ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, graces the ... how he was inspired to practice medicine at an early age by his father, ... than making diagnoses and prescribing medicine,” he states. “It is about building relationships with ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 02, 2016 , ... Dr. Raffi Hovsepian, a leading plastic, ... 2016 “Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” for seven consecutive years. The prestigious ... experience, and professional associations. , One the most frequently honored surgeons in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... bioLytical Laboratories, un líder mundial en test rápidos de enfermedades infecciosas, presentó ... a los miembros de la Kenya Pharmaceutical Association. ... ... Test! (PRNewsFoto/bioLytical Laboratories) ... ) bioLytical fue invitada por la Clinton Health Access Initiative ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , December 2, 2016 According to ... "Global Market Study on Automated Endoscope Reprocessors: Single Basin Automated ... of 8.6% Between 2016 and 2024 " the global automated endoscope reprocessors ... expected to expand at a CAGR of 7.2% during an ... US$ 1,367.6 Mn by 2024. ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... FRANCISCO , Dec. 2, 2016  PipelineRx, a ... telepharmacy, will be offering demonstrations of its SaaS-based ... Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2016 Midyear Clinical Meeting ... Vegas . With nearly 300 hospital clients ... services and technology designed to dramatically improve pharmacy ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: