Virtual Autism Conference

Moms Fighting Autism Schedules 4 new Webinars

Irvine, CA October 3, 2009 —, a social network that connects moms of children with autism on the internet, will host a new series of free webinars beginning on Tuesday, October 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 PST, with guest speaker Dr. Cathy Pratt, Director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, and Chair of the Board for the National Autism Society of America. Dr. Pratt’s topic is “Practical Suggestions for Challenging Behaviors.”

Those who register at can post the questions they would like to see answered.

In this time of economic hardships, continues to provide free advice from experts to help parents,” explained Chantal Sicile-Kira, author of Autism Life Skills and moderator for the webinars. “Webinars are a great way for the parent who feels isolated or cannot make it to conferences to stay connected and ask the questions they would like answered.”

Other speakers scheduled include:

Dr. Patrick Schwartz, on the topic “From Disability to Possibility: The Power of Inclusive Classrooms,” on Monday, November 30.

Dr. Esther Hess, on the topic “Autism and The Holidays: Lessening the stress and the expectations, while maximizing the enjoyment,” on Wednesday December 16.

Ann Palmer on the topic “Succeeding in College with Autism or Asperger Syndrome,” on Monday January 11, 2010.

These webinars are a part of an interactive series that Ernest Priestly, founder of, has been providing over the past year. Listeners on the webinars are able to post a question live while the speaker is presenting. “This interactivity always brings out more in the speaker and the moderator,” said Ernest, “It helps those who are listening, and searching for answers, get the information they really want and need.”


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