ROCKTOBER

According to Urban Dictionary the expression “you rock” means, you are really great and that is a perfect way to describe the month of October.  

We started the month in New Orleans Louisiana where I was  a speaker and entrepreneur at the Arc National Convention. Thank you Arc of Ventura County for your support at this amazing event!

Arc of Ventura County staff

Brent with Mary Duke, Gary Schwartz and Karie Ragan                                 Arc of Ventura County Staff

new orleans

I loved the charbroiled oysters & beignets, awesome music, cool history (World War 2 museum) and fabulous people !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

California Road Trip

The next week we fired up the RV and drove to Fresno California where I was the keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Self – Advocacy conference sponsored by:
  • EPU Children's CenterCentral Valley regional centerResources for IndependenceThis Self-Advocacy conference provides an opportunity for youth and adults with disabilities, teachers, parents and professionals to learn about the resources available in the community. Some of the sessions included: cooking classes, tai chi, emergency preparedness and self-determination workshops.  With over 400 attendees, this is the kind of event that every community needs to have.
Brent Keynote with a sign language interpreter

Brent’s keynote with a sign language interpreter

Bebe, Brent and Tasha

Bebe, Brent and Tasha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lights Camera Action in Ohio

Haugland Learning Center Dr. Morten Haugland

Haugland Learning Center founder Dr. Morten Haugland

A great trip to Columbus Ohio for 3 days at the Haugland Learning Center.  It was great spending time with Dr. Haugland, his incredible staff and his beautiful family.My presentation at the Haugland Learning Center was filmed for the Autism Puzzle series for NBC news 4 Columbus.
Brent's presentation at the Haugland Learning Center
Brent’s presentation at the Haugland Learning Center
Jerod Smalley interviewing Brent for the Autism Puzzle series

NBC News 4 reporter Jerod Smalley (father of 2 on the spectrum) interviewing Brent for the Autism Puzzle series