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Autism & Related Disorders:
Advancing Medical Education

Reception • Movie Screening • Panel • CEU-Credit Lecture

In A Different Key

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Monday, May 16
5:30 p.m.

Arizona Science Center - Irene P. Flinn Theater
600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

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About the Movie

In A Different Key is a documentary inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-finalist book of the same name by authors and co-producers John Donvan and Caren Zucker, who are also scheduled speakers. This team of seasoned journalists has reported on autism for decades for ABC World News, Nightline, PBS, The Atlantic and various other media platforms. They will be joined by Dr. Peter Gerhardt, who is featured in the film and serves as a respected national source on adult autism. In A Different Key is currently available through private showings only. The film, scored by Wynton Marsalis, will be broadcast nationally later this year.

Monday, May 16 Agenda
5:30 p.m. 

 

5:30 p.m. – Reception

Arizona Science Center – Irene P. Flinn Theater Lobby
600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

 

6:30 p.m. – Private Movie Screening

Arizona Science Center – Irene P. Flinn Theater

In A Different Key follows a mother tracking down the first person ever diagnosed with autism, now an elderly man in rural Mississippi, to learn if his life story holds promise for her own autistic son. Her journey exposes a startling record of cruelty and kindness, framed by forces like race, money and privilege—but leads to hope that more of us are learning to have the backs of those who are “different.”

Portions of the film were shot in Phoenix, designated by PBS NewsHour as “the most autism-friendly city in the world.” Co-producers John Donvan and Caren Zucker are also scheduled speakers. They will be joined by Dr. Peter Gerhardt, who is featured in the film and serves as a respected national source on adult autism.

 

8:15 p.m. – Panel Discussion, Q&A, CEU-Credit Lecture

Joining Donvan, Zucker and Gerhardt are Dr. Carolyn Kim Kupfer and Denise D. Resnik all of whom will share more about real-time initiatives ripe for expansion.

John Donvan &
Caren Zucker

Pulitzer Prize-Finalist Authors of “In A Different Key: The Story of Autism” and Award-Winning Documentary Film Producers of “In A Different Key”

Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D.

Executive Director, EPIC School in Paramus, New Jersey

Caroline Kim Kupfer, MD, MPH

Dignity Health; Internist, First Place Health Spot; Preceptor, Creighton University

Denise D. Resnik

Founder & President/CEO, First Place AZ and co-founder, SARRC

Adults with Autism: What You Think You Know and Probably Don’t is a CEU-credit lecture by Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D., executive director of the EPIC School in Paramus, New Jersey. Dr. Gerhardt will address such myth-busting topics as autism is a relatively new diagnosis; autism is a mental health disorder; all autistics display savant abilities; and individuals on the spectrum lack empathy for others. 
 
The CEU-credit lecture for physicians, residents and students is jointly provided by First Place AZ and Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education.
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Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education and First Place AZ. Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

You May Also Be Interested In The May 17 Dinner & Lecture with CE Credit

Adults with Autism: What You Think You Know and Probably Don’t
Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D., executive director of the EPIC School in Paramus, New Jersey will address such myth-busting topics as autism is a relatively new diagnosis; autism is a mental health disorder; all autistics display savant abilities; and individuals on the spectrum lack empathy for others.

For questions about the movie screening, contact us at info@firstplaceaz.org.

Autism is a complex, lifelong developmental condition that typically presents during early childhood, impacting a person’s communication, relationship, social and self-regulation skills.

Today’s incidence of autism has increased to an alarming

1 in 44

children in the U.S.
More than

70,000

young adults with autism in the U.S. turn 18 each year.

60% +

of those with ASD have at least one co-occurring mental health condition for which they report difficulty accessing appropriate care.

Join our movement to create greater awareness for the comprehensive health needs of individuals with autism over the lifespan—and promote knowledge transfer through a bilateral practitioner model informed by history and science.

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