Summer Series

Asperger Syndrome: From Diagnosis to Independence

Press Conference Announcing Aspergers101 Summer Series with the San Antonio Public Library  Asperger Syndrome: From Diagnosis to Independence.
May 3rd 2017 10:30a San Antonio Public Library Downtown


Do you suspect someone you love has autism or Asperger Syndrome? This program explores the signs, the medical explanation, and the hardwired facts. Topics discussed: signs of autism, the importance of diagnosis, grief, and moving forward with awareness. Hosted by Jennifer Allen, Founder of Aspergers101 and her son Samuel Allen. Special guest: Dr. Berenice de la Cruz, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Chief Operating Officer, Autism Community Network. MORE: the San Antonio Public Library and Aspergers101 announced a partnership and upcoming four-part educational series that will focus on understanding and excelling with high-functioning autism or Asperger Syndrome. A well-known team of autism experts (many of whom live successfully on the spectrum) will participate in discussions about important related topics. A question and answer session with the panel experts will follow each night. The series will be presented by Jennifer Allen, Founder and CEO of Aspergers101. Aspergers101 is a local nonprofit dedicated to empowering and educating individuals with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome, their advocates, and the community.

#1 Diagnosis (May 9th 2017)

Download the pdf Powerpoint Presentation on “Diagnosis” here: Diagnosis


#2 Social Development (June 13th 2017)

Download the pdf Powerpoint Presentation on “Social Development” here: Social Development

Resources: App’s, ibooks and videos on non-verbal communications Momentum Research , Social Quest, Model Me Going Places, The Social Navigator are all at a cost but seem to rate well.

Here are some free options I found: How to Make you own Emotion Cards, Set of Blank Emotion CBT Worksheets, and 101 Ways to Teach Children Social Skills

Free Social Skills Worksheets for Educators


#3 Choices in Education (July 11th 2017)

Download the complete pdf Powerpoint Presentation  “Choices in Education” here


#4 Independent Living (August 8th 2017)

Download the complete pdf Powerpoint Presentation “Independent Living” here Summer Series – Independent Living

Special Guests Julie Coy Manier & Grant Manier – Link  






Tell Me More About Asperger Syndrome

Official Poster

Media Contacts:

Caitlin Cowart  Community & Public Relations Manager/San Antonio Public Library/ 

Jennnifer Allen Founder/CEO Aspergers101/  

Summer Series Resources: Press Conference May 3rd 2017  10:30a San Antonio Public Library

Jennifer Allen/Founder & CEO Aspergers101

Ron Lucey/Executive Director Texas Governors Committee on People with Disabilities

Ramiro Salazar/San Antonio Public Library Director







Speaker Bio’s

SA Public Library – Request for Coverage

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