There are many reasons the puzzle piece is a symbol for autism; one is that intervention and therapies come in many shapes and sizes, and often overlap in terms of goals and objectives. This presentation covers the key disciplines needed to form a solid foundation of appropriate intervention. Whether you are new to intervention or an old hand, this global perspective has something to offer everyone.
Anissa Ryland is the Executive Director for The Johnson Center for Child Health & Development in Austin, TX. Before working in the autism community, she worked with non-profit organizations in New Orleans, Washington, DC, and Dallas. Anissa is motivated by her experience as a mother of three children, one with autism, to assist families in accessing needed resources and to support the research that is crucial to answering important questions about developmental disorders.