The Help Group is pleased to announce that Rudy Simone, Asperger’s Syndrome Author & Consultant, Novelist and Screenwriter will be the first speaker in its 2011 Distinguished Lecturer Series. Her presentation, Young Adults with Asperger’s or High-functioning Autism: Must-have Advice for Transitioning Successfully to Work and Adult Life,will take place onThursday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m. at The Help Group’s Autism Center in Sherman Oaks.
With Asperger’s education & awareness as her personal calling, Rudy Simone is the author of three highly-acclaimed books on the subject: Asperger’s on the Job: Must-Have Advice for People with Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism, and their Employers, Educators and Advocates with a foreword by Temple Grandin; Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndromewith a foreword by Liane Holliday Willey; and 22 Things a Woman Must Know if She Loves a Man with Asperger’s Syndrome. Rudy also penned “My Life with Puddleglum,” an essay published in the book Voices of Autism. Her books are known for cutting to the real issues facing people on the spectrum through research and her experiences living with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Ms. Simone is an engaging, informative and entertaining speaker. She promotes a ‘cultural exchange’: the understanding and acceptance of differences between the autistic and non-autistic populations as a way of getting people with Asperger’s Syndrome into work and into the world. Her goal is to help those with Asperger’s tap into their talents and special interests and fully engage with life without letting the challenges of autism prevent this from happening.
Tickets are $25 for professionals and $10 for all other guests. Guests can register at thehelpgroup.org.