On Friday, May 5th, 2017, we held our annual Advance LA Conference at The American Jewish University. The theme was CONNECT, and the conference featured nationally prominent experts whose research and practice support young people with autism, learning differences, and ADHD in their transition to college, the workplace, and beyond. We are grateful to our speakers, and especially to our sponsors who helped make all the magic happen. This year’s event was sponsored by Center for Discovery, Optimum Performance Institute (OPI), Evoke Therapy Programs, and Lindamood-Bell.
We kicked off with an energizing keynote from Amy Banks, MD, Director of Advance Training at the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College. Amy set the scene with her fast-paced rundown on the science of connection for young adults with diverse challenges.