Big Sensory Conference Coming Up October 28 in Columbus, Ohio


Dr. Temple Grandin (c)

Dr. Temple Grandin and Carol Stock Kranowitz will be headlining a program slated in Columbus, Ohio Oct. 28 on autism and sensory issues, two of the largest disabilities that are affecting up to one-in-six children in the United States today.

Temple Grandin is one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” serving as an inspiration and role model to thousands of people who are on the autism spectrum or are their caregivers.  She frankly and candidly describes how she faces and overcomes the obstacles involved in being on the autism spectrum, based on her experience and evidence-based research.  Since her first book, Thinking in Pictures, to her newest book, The Loving Push, Temple has been changing people’s perceptions on the autistic brain and how to raise a child on the spectrum so he can become self-sufficient and productive.

Carol Kranowitz is author of the groundbreaking bestseller, The Out-of-Sync Child, celebrated by The New York Times as “the parents’ bible to sensory integration dysfunction “ (no known as Sensory Processing Disorder or SPD.)  In the book, she identified SPD, an extremely common but frequently misdiagnosed problem the can cause the senses of touch, hearing, vision, movement, and more to feel overwhelming.  With her background in music, dance, and drama, Kranowitz brings a joyful but functional approach to integrate sensory-motor activities into everyday life at home and school.  Her newest book, The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in the Adolescent and Young Adult Years, deals with young adults’ activities, relationships, and acceptance. She is popular speaker and considered the “go-to” author in the field of sensory issues.

Joining them will be Cara Koscinski, who has her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and is the author of The Special Needs School Survival Guide.  She currently provides occupational therapy services, advocacy, and consultations as The Pocket Occupational Therapist. She specializes in autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, behavior, and social skills training. Cara has appeared on CBS on Anderson Cooper Live and has been published in numerous magazines, including the Autism Asperger’s Digest.

CEUs are offered at the conference.  To register, go to or call 800.489.0727. The venue is the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Rooms D130-132, 400 North Street, Columbus, OH 43215.

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  1. Aniqa Sohail says:

    I am a mom of 11 years old son with autism Working as head of pediatric department WTHC Certified fellow and member of pediatrics in lahore Pakistan
    Wanted to be in touch with u and all about u
    Plz guide help and plan to come to pakistan too
    Best regards
    Dr aniqa

  2. Connie says:

    Aniqa – Thank you so much for your generous invitation to Pakistan. I will pass it along to the people who work for Dr. Temple Grandin for her to see. In the meantime, you may be interested in the book I just published for your parents of school age children – Autism Parenting: Practical Strategies for a Positive School Experience. Warm regards – Connie

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