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Population: One - First person perspectives on Autism and transforming disability

October 19, 2017

Event Details

November 2, 2017

Starts at: 6:30 pm

Ends at: 8:00 pm

Where: University Hall Theater and Atrium

Kaylynn Kirkpatrick

Best selling author and speaker Tyler McNamer provides inspiration, education and hope. McNamar speaks to people across the country, hosts a weekly webinar series, and is the co-founder of AutismWorks (

He will share his first person experiences about overcoming adversity, being labeled as someone who would accomplish little in his life and breaking free from limiting beliefs.

McNamer will be joined by his father Jody who will add a parent's point of view. McNamar is the best selling author for Population: One (

The ISU Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is so excited to be bringing Tyler and Jody McNamer to Terre Haute Nov. 2 in partnership with the Foudnation for Autism Resources (FAR) and the ISU Department of Communication Disorders and Counseling, School and Educational Psychology.

Dr. Nathan Schaumleffel, Campus Executive Director of the ISU Nonprofit Leadership Alliance said, "This event is a game-changer for understanding kids on the autism spectrum, especially for kids like my son, Coleman, who receives speech therapy from the ISU Grossjean Clinic."

Thanks to our sponsors and partners the talk is free and open to the community. Please register at eventbrite.

Population One Sponsors: Riverton Parke Jr./Sr. High School with support from Parke County Community Foundation, Harsha Behavioral Center, Unlocking the Spectrum, Dr Chandrama Chakrabarti Pediatrics, Wellness for Life, Vigo County Public Library, Dr. Barbara Pierce IU School of Social Work

What do you want to know about autism?

Whether you're an educator, a family member, a service provider, first responder or neighbor, you'll appreciate the opportunity to meet and hear Tyler and Jody McNamer.

McNamer helps us understand what autism is like from the inside out. He offers insights on behaviors, frustrations, and the things that worked for him. Joined by his father, Jody McNamer, who shares a parent's perspective, both offer insights on how they faced challenges and went on to encourage others to follow their dreams.

The talk is both inspirational and practical, providing strategies and hope.

Please let others know about this special event!

FAR is still welcoming sponsors & donations to support Population One. Contact Shana Ritter at 812-322-7296 or

Free tickets via Eventbrite:


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