Presentations by Sue Rubin 1992 - 2014
1. April 3, 1992 East Los Angeles Regional Center for the
2. CALTASH (California © The Association for the Severely
Handicapped) April 25, 1992.
3. California State Conference © Autism Society of America, participation in panel of Autistic teenagers. May 16, 1992.
4. East Whittier School District, May 22, 1992.
5. Meeting with Pat Campbell, Director of Special Education, State of California. June 25, 1992.
6. Whittier Area Cooperative Special Education Program Workshop and demonstration. October 30, 1992.
7. 1st Annual Inclusion Conference, Valuing and Supporting
Diversity in School. Jan.29, 1993
8. Open House, Team of Advocates for Special Kids, March 28, 1993.
9. Advanced Workshop in Facilitated Communication, Chapman
University, Orange, CA. April 17, 1993.
10. Facilitated Communication: Challenges and Strategies for Full
Inclusion, CAL©TASH, Burbank, CA., May 1, 1993.
11. Whittier College, demonstration for class in mainstreaming taught by Dr. John Hess, Nov. 10, 1993.
12. Second Annual F.C. Symposium, A Day with Doug Biklen, Panel member, Jay Nolan Community Services & Pasadena Unified School
District, Pasadena, Nov. 19,1993.
13. ASHA Annual Conference, Presentation with Annagret Shubert,
Emotional Supports for F.C. Users. Anaheim, Nov. 20,1993.
14. Cal State L.A., Presentation on Inclusion to students in Dr.
Mary Falvey's class, March 9, 1994.
15. TASK Open House, demonstration, Anaheim, March 13, 1994.
16. Whittier College, demonstration, Special Ed class for students becoming regular ed. teachers, Whittier, April 12, 1994
17. Cal State Fullerton, demonstration for education class,
Fullerton, May 16, 1994.
18. Autism Society of America © State Conference, presentation,
Newport Beach, May 21, 1994
19. Chapman University, presentation for education class, Orange,
CA., July 20, 1994.
20. California State University, Los Angeles, presentation for a class of teachers taking courses to be school administrators, taught by C. Lamar Mayer, Ed.D., February 16, 1995.
21. WAPADH, training for staff and clients, April 22, 1995,
22. Facilitated Communication Institute's Annual Conference, presentation entitled "Bringing FC to the High School", May
1995, Syracuse, New York.
23. Whittier College, demonstration for education class, Whittier,
CA June 8, 1995.
24. Whittier College, demonstration for education class, Whittier,
CA. Oct. 11, 1995.
25. Appearance and demonstration of F.C. on Cable Channel 65, on
"Long Beach Community Forum", taped Oct.27,1995, aired Dec.4, 1995 and Dec. 15, 1995.
26. L.A.Autism's conference on Inclusion. Panel discussion on
Friendship formation. Los Angeles, CA., Nov. 4, 1995.
27. Cal State Long Beach, panel discussion on inclusion for special education class, Long Beach, CA. Nov. 9, 1995.
28. East Los Angeles Regional Center, inservice for parents and staff on F.C., Nov. 13, 1995.
29. Whittier College, demonstration for education class. Whittier,
CA., March 26, 1996.
30. Participant on Writing Workshop Panel, Facilitated
Communication Institute and Syracuse University Annual Conference,
Syracuse, N.Y., May 21, 1996.
31. Whittier College, demonstration for education class, Whittier,
CA., Oct. 16, 1996.
32. Instructor, Monthly Training Sessions on Facilitated
Communication, WAPADH, Santa Fe Springs, CA. Beginning October 26,
33. Participant on Facilitated Communication in Inclusion Panel,
Autism Society of Los Angeles Annual Inclusion Conference, Los
Angeles, CA., Nov. 16, 1996.
– The Key to Success for a Non-verbal Person with
Autism Society of America
2003 National Conference July 16-20, 2003
A Student Who Made It, CalTASH, Manhattan beach, CA. February 3, 2005.
Facilitated Communication Symposium Whittier, CA April 3, 2003
Myths About Autism and Mental Retardation
Facilitated Communication Enables Me to Think, to Learn, to Live
April, 2003, Facilitated communication conference, Whittier.
Facilitated Communication Symposium Whittier April 3,2003
The Impact of Facilitated Communication on a Person with a Severe Disability
Facilitated communication Symposium Whittier April 4, 2003
Ideation, Planning and Execution
Fading to Independence
Supported Life Institute
–Sacramento, CA February, 2003
California State University, February 16, 2000, Dr. Richard Rosenberg’s class,
Keynote Address “The Experience of Autism”
University of New Hampshire June 28, 1999
Paving the Way to College for a Low Functioning Person with Autism
Sue Rubin ASA National Conference July 7-10, 1999
Autism and Education, August 24, 1999, Supported Life Institute, Sacramento,
“Academic Versus Social Typing” Presentation for Facilitated Communication
Institute Annual Conference, May 1999
Access to Education Conference, Westside Family Resource Conference,
Manhattan Beach, CA. March 27, 2004
Grownup…And Autistic Actualizing the Potential, GLB/SB ASA, Irvine, CA.
“Facilitated communication and Life Change”, ASA LA, Pasadena, April 17, 1999
Communication Panel, ASA LA, Pasadena, April 17, 1999
“A Successful Student with Autism”, California Autism Society of American,
Annual Conference May, 1997
“Making the Best out of unfortunate genes”, Autcom FC Pre-Conference, Ann
Arbor, Michigan, Nov. 11, 1999
“Behavior – Some Practical Strategies” GLB/SB/W Autism Society of
TASH National Conference Dec. 4, 1998 Castigating Assumptions About Low
Functioning Autism and Mental Retardation, Seattle, WA. Keynote
Cal-TASH February 2004
“Quality of Life”
Oct. 28, 2001
WACSEP, Whittier, CA Educational and Behavioral Strategies from the
Viewpoint of a Person with Autism
The Myth of Mental Retardation Feb. 27, 2001 FC Conference, Syracuse, N.Y.
FC Conference 2004 Learning to speak using Facilitated Communication,
Syracuse, New York
“Negotiating a Place in a College Community” March 20, 2004
FC Conference- Syracuse University
– A Key to Success
Sue Rubin - People First of California Conference June 7, 2003
Illinois Summer Institute: August 2-5, 2004
Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in General Education
August 2, 2004 Morning Keynote
Keynote June 1999
Leading with a Quiet Voice, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001TASH National Conference
Listening to the Experts - TASH Annual Conference
– November 15, 2001
Presentation in absentia. University of Maine May 3, 1999
Sue Rubin, keynote address for “Fostering Communication Through Assistive
Technology” conference presented by the Supported Life Institute, 1010 Hurley
Way, Suite 195, Sacramento, CA 95825, March 12, 1999
Community Partnership Conference keynote “My Journey of Living and Learning”
May, 2004, Raleigh, NC
Oct. 1998 San Diego
“Castigating Assumptions about Mental Retardation and
Low Functioning Autism
” Autism Research Institute.
Pittsburgh Employment Conference August, 2003Communication, Education, and Employment
Research in the Time of Disability Rights Panel ,TASH, Nov. 1998
Sacramento County Office of Special Education, August 24, 1999 “Autism and
Finding My Voice with Facilitated Communication: Advocacy for my Inclusive
Life San Diego Summer Leadership Institute July, 16,2004
Closing Keynote 3rd Annual Summer Leadership Institute July 21,2001
Student Panel “In Our Words – Whose Life Is It Anyway?”
“Breaking the Silence Through Facilitated Communication” 3rd Annual San Diego
Summer Leadership Institute July 21, 2001
August 24, 1999
July 20, 2002
4th Annual San Diego Summer Leadership Institute
Finding and Using My Own Voice Through Facilitated Communication
Supported Life Insititute Feb. 27-28, 2003 Communicating Through Assistive
Challenging Stereotypes: Supported Living, College, and Low Functioning
Supported Life Conference, Sacramento, June 8, 2001
Supported Living Services Workshop, WAPADH,
April 30, 2004
The Impact of Communication on Behavior as Experienced by a Non-verbal
Person Formerly Awash in autism TASH 2004
TASH Cracker barrel on College Dec. 11, 1999 Chicago
TASH December 2003 Learning to speak using Facilitated Communication
TASH December 2003 Session: All Things Considered: Puzzling Support
Situations Challenges and Supports Chicago
TASH December 2003 Chicago
Making Dreams Come True
UCLA July 15, 1999 Facilitated Communication Definition and History
Yakima, WA. May 4, 2000 Keynote: Celebrating Our
Past, Creating Our Future Earning Our Own Success
Chapman University, Orange, CA., Special Education Class, October 24, 2005.
“My Life as a person with autism”.
Loyola Marymount University Special Education Commemoration
November 29, 2005
Cal State Long Beach November 18, 2005. Introduction to “Autism is a World”, followed by Q & A.
“The making of “Autism is a World” with Gerardine Wurzburg, Inclusion
Imperative Conference, April 21-22, 2006, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
Keynote, Introduction & screening of “Autism is a World” followed by Q & R.
Seventh Annual San Diego Summer Leadership Institute, Cal Sate San Marcos,
July 21-23, 2005.
Facilitated Communication Training, with Darlene Hanson, MA,CCC & Jim Wiley,
Sept. 23-25, 2005, Whittier, CA.
Autism National Committee conference, Sept. 2005, Nashua, N.H. Introduction & screening of “Autism is a World” followed by Q & A.
“Government and Agency Supports Necessary to Make Self Determination a
Reality”, “2006 People First of California Statewide Convention, June 9-11, 2006,
Panel me mber, ”Autism Training – Parents & Consumers” Eastern Los Angeles
Regional Center, September 17, 2005, Alhambra, CA.
“Myths Surrounding Autism” with Christi Hendrickson, PEAK, Denver Colorado,
January 20, 2006.
March 23 Sue presents San Diego ????
Intro duction, screening of “Autism is a World” & Q.& A. People First, Torrance,
“College as a Life Style – Sanity Through Learning” First Annual Facilitated
Communication Summer Institute, July 17-21, 2006, Syracuse University,
“Becoming an Independent Typer”, First Annual Facilitated Communication
Summer Institute, July 17-21, 2006, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
“Movement Dysfunction in Autism” Northern Arizona University, October 29,
2005. Flagstaff, AZ.
“Behavior As Communication – When all else fails”, Eighth Annual San Diego
Summer Leadership Institute, July 13-15, 2006, Cal State San Marcos, San
Introduction, screening of “Autism is a World” and Q & A, Wiggle-the House of
Everyday Learning, McAllen, Texas,
Introduction, screening of “Autism is a World” and Q&A, First Annual Autism
Institute, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego,
July 10-12, 2006, San Diego, CA.
“Inclusive Education” and introduction, screening of “Autism is a World” followed by Q & A, Least Restrictive Education conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico,
June 15, 2006
“Self-Advocacy – gate to the Future”, Opening Keynote, Self Advocacy Board of
Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, September 30, 2006
“Facilitated Communication: It’s About Movement” with Jackie Leigh, Ed.Psy.,
Rita Rubin, Darlene Hanson, SLP; Gallager Pediatric Therapy Group, Fullerton,
CA January 15, 2007
“Life After “Autism is a World””, Easter Seals, February 19, 2007, Brea, CA.
Screening of “Autism is a World” and Q&A, AIAW received the Henry Hampton
Award from the Council on Foundations, Conference for Community Foundations and the Family Foundations Conference, Baltimore, February 25, 2007.
“Living with Autism”, California Council on Family Relations, March 3, 2007, San
“Facilitated Communication – Key to Success”, Eastern Los Angeles Regional
Center Communication Conference, May 22, 2007, Alhambra, CA.
The Impact of Communication on Behavior as Experienced by a Non-verbal
Person ASA National Conference July 12, 2007
ASA National Conference 2007 W riters’ Panel, July 12, 2007 .
USD Second Annual Summer Institute July 9, 2007 People Not Packages:
Dynamic Approaches to Personalizing Supports for People with Autism
Keynote wit h Jamie Burke on “College” FCI Summer Institute – Syracuse
University, July 16, 2007
July 24th. Screening of Autism is a World and presentation "Living and
Thoroughly Enjoying Life Despite Autism". The Conference is sponsored by the
Oregon Developmental Disabilities Coalition
Screening of “Autism is a World” and presentation “The College Experience”,
Ninth Annual San Diego Summer Leadership Conference, Cal State San Marcos,
July 28, 2007.
TASK Western Conference, San Diego, August 15, 2007
Back to School -
Autism Conferences, “Young Adults Panel: Personal
Experiences of Challengers and Successes”, Pasadena, August 18, 2007
Supported Life Institute in Sacramento on October 5 th
, 2007. Her key-note presentation was titled, "Living and Thoroughly Enjoying Life Despite Autism" and then she had a longer break-out session where she showed the film and presented "Facilitated Communication: A Key to Success".
Beth Shalom of Whittier. “A Conversation with Sue Rubin: Autism, Student Life, and Synagogue Member ship”. Whittier, CA March 23, 2008
Facilitated Communication Institute, Syracuse University. “Initiation of
Communication” Summer Institute. Syracuse, N.Y. July, 2009.
Autism Society of America Annual Conference. “Facilitated Communication and
Quality of Life
” with Rita and Bob Rubin. St. Charles, IL. July, 2009
Autism Society of America, Greater Long Beach/ San Gabriel Valley Chapter,
“Being “Low Functioning” Should Not be a Barrier to Success”. Long Beach, CA.
Trends in Autism, “Living and Enjoying Life with Autism”. Casa Colina Cener for
Rehabilitation. Pomona, CA March 13, 2010.
Annandale Cooperative Preschool. “Living and Thoroughly Enjoying Life In Spite of Autism”. January 2010
“Challenges and How to Address Them” with Darlene Hanson, CCC, Julian Ann
Singer Center, Vista Del Mar, Los Angeles, Nov. 3, 2011.
Conference on Self Advocacy. “Self Advocacy” Boston, July 2011.
Syracuse University Leadership Conference, “Can an autistic person be successful in regular education?
” August, 2011.
Autism National Committee (AutCom). “Autism Without Limits”.Keynote Address
Burbank October 21-22, 2011
Transition, Post-Secondary Education & Employment Conference Greater Long
Beach/ San Gabriel Valley Chapter Autism Society
. “The College Experience“
Nov. 5, 2011, Long Beach, CA.
Autism Research Institute. “Preparation for Adulthood” with Rita Rubin. Adult
Services Track. Las Vegas, NV October 16, 2011
Roosevelt Middle School. “Welcome to My World of Autism”. San Diego, May 8,
TASH Annual Conference, “The Impact of AAC on the Lives of Four Individuals”,
Long Beach, December, 2012.
Autism National Committee (Autcom). “A Prime Example of Presuming
Competence: My Education and the Life I am Living”. Denver, CO October 11,
Roosevelt Middle School, “Autism and Peer Tutors”. San Diego Roosevelt Middle
School, San Diego, June 4, 2013.
Cleveland Clinic. “Demolishing All You Think You Know About Autism”.
Cleveland, Ohio October 28, 2013
Hiram College. “An Invitation to See Autism As I Do”. Hiram, Ohio October 29,
TASH Annual Conference, “Finding Freedom and Friends Through Facilitated
”. December 11, 2013 Chicago
TASH Annual conference, “Putting Together a Real Life- Family, Selfadvocate, and Staff
” with Rita and Bob Rubin and Renee Gonzales. San
Francisco, March, 2014.
– Wisconsin. “Closing Keynote: Grinding Out a Bachelor’s
Degree: How Did I Mange to Do It?” with Rita Rubin. Kalahari rsorts and
Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI. April, 2014.
Westmorland Academy. “My Personal Journey and My Advice to Teachers”.
Pasadena, CA. May, 2014.
University of Northern Iowa, “Skill Building Towards Independence” with Darlene
Hanson and Marilyn Chadwick; Keynote, “In Our Won Words: A Panel
Presentation of Individuals Who Use Typing to Communicate” with Jamie Burke and Tracy Thresher; “Speak Out!: Finding Your Voice and Developing Speech? with Marilyn Chadwick and Darlene Hanson. Cedar Falls, Iowa, June, 2014.
APSE (Association of People Supporting Employment First) Annual Conference.
“Students for APSE Closing Keynote”; “Overcoming Barriers Throug a
Customized Approach to Employment” with Grayson Kent and Becky Tschirgi,
Long Beach, July, 2014.