What I Wish I Knew When I Was Young

About this Event

The Regional Autism Advisory Council is hosting a virtual event for professionals and family members as well as individuals with disabilities. The event will take place on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Below is a description of the purpose of this event as well as some information on the speaker.

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Hindsight is 20/20! Kim shares what supports, and strategies would have been helpful for her as a child growing up with Autism, ADHD, and SPD. Attendees not only gain understanding on behavioral and learning challenges seen in some children, but also become more equipped to create a supportive home and classroom environment for the unique needs of those with Autism and related disorders. Kim will also discuss methods to prepare for the holiday season with an intentionality for less stress.


  1. Participants will identify ASD traits commonly found in children and explain how they can present in the ASD.
  2. Participants will gain a better understanding and appreciation of some behaviors commonly seen in ASD individuals.
  3. Participants will explain sensory, communication, social challenges and/or barriers individuals with autism can experience in daily life as a result of their processing differences
  4. Participants will describe strategies and tools that can help the individual with autism in daily life activities.

About the Speaker

Kim Clairy OTR/L has unique expertise in understanding the inner world of Autism. Diagnosed as an adult and being told “your Autism is severe, you need to live in a nursing home,” Kim broke through many barriers. Over the years she developed strategies to help her function. Kim found her voice and now helps give voice to those with ASD unable to articulate their inner worlds by sharing her journey and professional expertise through didactic and experiential seminars. Additionally, presenting alongside Kim is her husband (AKA “reasonable accommodation”), William Miller.

They are an “open book” and presentations are a great way for others to learn first-hand how to offer positive supports to those with ASD and related disorders.

“I dedicate my life to educating the world about ASD and SPD after years of misunderstandings and harsh labels. I eat, breathe, and live the information I teach. This is my passion- helping others understand, so no one else has to endure what I did.”

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.kimclairy.com

General Information About the Session

This will be a virtual session using Zoom. The link to join live will be sent to all registrants.

Registration fees

$30 for Professionals

$10 for Family Members and People with Disabilities

If there is a financial hardship please contact [email protected].

This session will include small group discussions and Q&A with the speaker.

Contact: [email protected] with questions.

Elite Kids Therapy works hard to find inclusive events and resources to help support you and your family. We hope that you are able to find this event a good helpful and helpful to any questions or concerns you may have on the topic. At Elite Kids Therapy, we offer quality speech therapy and occupational therapy for all children! Our qualified therapists are available through virtual platforms, in your own home, in your child’s academic setting, or in our Mason office. As an Autism and Jon Peterson Scholarship provider these services can also be free to you!

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