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This course will teach effective techniques for communicating with your physicians, recording your medical information and organizing medical visits.
Susan Askeland graduated from the University of Nebraska with a master’s degree in speech language pathology. She worked for Northwest AEA in Sioux City as a speech language pathologist and a member of the autism resource team for 37 years. In 2013 she moved to eastern Iowa where she worked as an autism consultant for Grant Wood AEA until her retirement in 2017.
Susan continues to be actively involved in the autism community . She is a board member of the Autism Society of Iowa, Corridor Autism Resource Expo (CARE) and the Awesome Autism Awareness and Acceptance Art Project. Susan also facilitates several support groups that currently meet on Zoom.
Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller is an OB-Gyn and integrative medicine physician who works in Waterloo, Iowa. She is the parent of a 20-year-old son with autism and has been a board member and past president of ASI since 2005. Dr. Suzanne will share her perspective based on her experiences as both a medical provider and parent, with the goal of empowering listeners to get the most out of their healthcare encounters.
Marie Ugorek is an autistic ADHDer with co-occurring EDS and secondary anxiety and depression. Marie’s neurodivergent diagnoses were medically confirmed in 2019 and 2020, after she came to suspect that there were one or more neurological differences underlying the fact that, despite the anxiety and depression being consistently well-controlled over two decades, her ability to function in society had decreased rather than increasing. Marie lives in Cedar Rapids with her husband of twenty years, where she works part-time in Christian education.