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Speaking engagements

Derek and Dylan welcome the opportunity to speak to your book group, organization, business or non-profit and share their experiences and best practices. Some of the many topics they can address include:

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
  • Dealing with and accepting your child has an issue and getting a diagnosis
  • Autism and its effects on a marriage
  • Trusting your instincts as parents
  • Maintaining a relationship with your autistic child
  • Dylan’s “blessings and curses of having autism”
  • Struggling with acceptance and what is normal?
  • Tough love
  • How faith plays a role
  • Anger and Forgiveness
  • What others can learn from a grown adult with Asperger’s
  • Inclusion in the workplace

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS as SPEAKERS (contact us if you want more details)

September 12, 2017 – HRASM Discussion Panel, Portland, ME,

Thursday, September 21 – Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, ME – 3:00pm

Tuesday, October 17 – Maine Consumer Sciences, Augusta, ME – 9:00am

 

PAST EXPERIENCES as SPEAKERS 

Washington, DC, National Federation of Families National Conference – Nov 2015

World Autism & Asperger’s Conference, Tuscon, AZ – Aug 2015

Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation Annual Breakfast, Keynote Speakers, Natick, MA – Dec 2015

National Autism Association Annual Conference, Denver, CO – July 2015

Derek & Dylan at the Milestones Conference in Cleveland, OH – June 2015

South Portland, ME, Named the 2015 “Spurwink Humanitarian of the Year” – Nov 2015

Commonwealth Autism Conference 2016, Keynote address, Richmond, VA – Mar 2016

The 20th Annual Texas Workforce Development Conference, Houston, TX – December 2016

Young Child Expo & Conference, Keynote address, New York City – April 2016

Southern Maine Autism Conference, South Portland, ME –  Dylan and Mariah presented “Autism and the Sibling Relationship” – Mar 2016

Matthew Reardon Center Autism Conference – Savannah, Georgia – February 2017

SPECIAL EVENT“Autism and Employment Issues”  – May 2016

Southern Maine Autism Conference, Keynote address, South Portland, ME – Mar 2015

Florida CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities) Conference, Orlando, FL – Jan 2016

Maine Human Resources Conference, Keynote address, Rockport, ME – April 2017

Autism Society of Maine Annual Retreat, Standish, ME – July 2015

LIVE WEBINAR with the Washington D.C. BLN – April 2016

Palm Beach School for Autism,  Lake Worth, FL – Feb 2016

Ibis Golf and Country Club, West Palm Beach, FL – Feb 2016

Aspertools Podcast, Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Nov 2015

The Rock Church, Scarborough, ME – Sept 2015

Heaven Sent and Bent Podcast, Portland, OR – Oct 2015

Listen to Heaven Sent & Bent interview

The Autism Show, Vancover, BC – Nov 2015

Listen to The Autism Show

Autism Society of San Antonio, TX – Sept 2015

Inside the Spectrum Podcast – Nov 2015

Church of the Holy Spirit, Portland, ME – Nov 2015

Pennsylvania Business Leadership Network – Nov 2015

Young Child Expo, Spokane, WA – Oct 2015

Scarborough, Maine Public Library – Dec 2015

AANE Annual Conference, Boston, MA – Nov 2015

Brunswick, ME, Quirky Moms, Curtis Memorial Library – Jan 2016

New York City, Atlas School – Oct 2015

Black Rock Church, Fairfield, CT – Oct 2015

Scarborough, ME.  First Congregational Church – Mar 2016

The Morrison Center, Scarborough, ME – Nov 2015

Scarborough, ME, Pine Tree Society Parent’s Discussion – Nov 2015

Presque Isle, ME, University of Maine Presque Isle – Nov 2015

West Buxton Library, Buxton, ME – Dec 2015

Noble High School, N. Berwick, ME – Dec 2015

The Iris Network, Portland, ME – Dec 2015

Bridgton Area Autism Support Group, Bridgton, ME – Jan 2016

Topsham Library, Topsham, ME – Jan 2016

Lakeland, Florida Autism Institute – Jan 2016

Gorham, ME, Gorham Middle School – Feb 2016

Hubbard Free Library, Hallowell, ME – Feb 2016

Lewiston, ME, Lewiston Middle School – Mar 2016

Cape Elizabeth, ME, The Local Buzz – Mar 2016

Cape Elizabeth, ME, Purpoodock Country Club – SoPo/CE Rotary Club – Mar 2016

Sanford, ME, York County Community Action Corporation – April 2016

Biddeford Middle School, Biddeford, ME – April 2016

Southwest Harbor, ME Library – April 2016

Skowhegan, ME Library – April 2016

Raymond ME Library – April 2016

Spring Harbor Staff Retreat, Cumberland, ME – April 2016

Seacoast Book Club – Ogunquit, ME – May 2016

Monmouth, ME, Cumston Library

LIVE appearance on Nationally syndicated AUTISM LIVE PODCAST

Dylan spoke to students at Aucocisco School, Cape Elizabeth, ME

Fairfield’s Lawrence ME Library – May 2016

Temple Beth El, Portland, ME – May 2016

Winslow ME Library – June 2016

Sacopee Valley Middle School, Hiram, ME – Dylan spoke to entire Middle School – June 2016

Sacopee Valley Middle School, Hiram, ME – Evening event for the public – June 2016

Easter Seals/NorthStar Learning Center, Portland, ME – June 2016

Bangor ME Library – June 2016

Senior Plus, Lewiston, ME  – June 2016

Interview on “The Breakfast Club” – Z105.5, Auburn, ME – June 2016

Maine BLN Panel, Dylan only, Norway, ME – June 2016

Naples ME Library – August 2016

Biddeford Library – August 2016

On the HR POWER HOUR on WLOB, 100.5FM – http://hrpowerhour.com/chasing-the-rabbit/ – August 2016

Seniors Plus, Lewiston, ME – “Autism and the Grandparent Relationship” – Dylan and his grandfather, Kenneth Volk – August 2016

Amherst Senior Center, Amherst, MA – August 2016

Portland Public Library, Portland, ME – September 2016

“Autism and the Grandparent Relationship” – Bridgeton, ME, Dylan and his grandfather, Kenneth Volk – September 2016

Webinar/Conference Call – Speaking Up For Us – September 2016

“Long Term Financial Planning” with Morgan Stanley – Gorham, ME – September 2016

Spurwink School Teacher Workshop – September 2016

Keene Senior Center, Keene, NH – September 2016

Life Church, 8 Elkins Rd. Gorham, ME – October 2015

Opportunity Alliance, South Portland, ME – October 2015

Suncook Senior Center, Allenstown, NH – November 2015

Speaking Up for Us webinar – December 2016

University of New England, Biddeford, ME – March 2017

Deering Center Community Church, Portland, ME – March 2017

Virginia Tech Center for Autism Conference – Blacksburg, VA – March 2017

Mid-South Autism Conference, Memphis, TN – March 2017

Bowdoinham Second Church – Bowdoingham, ME  – April 2017

Kennebec Valley Community College, Moody’s Chapel – Hinkley, ME – April 2017

SAGE, University of Southern Maine – Portland, ME – April 2017

Business Leadership Network webcast – June 2017

Everything Speaks podcast – June 2017

The Autism Quality of Life podcast – July 2017