Music & Autism: Empowering the Mozart in Us All

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Mainly Mozart Festival Opening Concert with Derek Paravicini
Thursday, May 30 | The Conrad, La Jolla | BUY TICKETS

8:00pm – Concert with Derek Paravicini, piano
10:00pm-11:00pm – VIP Reception

Mozart & the Mind Showcase 
Friday, May 31 | Allen Airways Flying Museum, Gillespie Field, El Cajon | BUY TICKETS


Temple Grandin – Keynote Presentation
Alex Pruetting – Piano
Victoria Rose Womble- Vocals
Chi-Ling Wu – Piano and more
Clayton Freeman – Sax
Adam Mandela Walden – Cello
Derek Paravicini – Piano

Mozart & the Mind Symposium & Expo Day One
Saturday, June 1 | Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall | BUY TICKETS

11:00am-4:00pm – Symposium & Expo
4:00pm-4:45pm – Books signing
5:00pm-7:00pm – Temple Grandin keynote; Derek Paravicini concert

Day one: The power of investing time, energy and resources into uncovering interests and nurturing strengths, rather than exclusively addressing problems or challenges.

Saturday Speakers include:
Thomas Iland – Charismatic Speaker and Autistic Advocate
Temple Grandin – Keynote Presentation: Finding Your Inner Mozart
Kristine Barnett – Mozart in Flashcards & Physics
Dr. Darold Treffert (Video) – The Savant Syndrome: Those Incredible “Islands of Genius”
Dr. Edlyn Peña & Diego Peña – Mozart in Prose
Annette & Matteo Musso – Mozart in Poetry
Dr. Rosa Martinez – Mozart in Paint
Dr. Thomas Fabricus – Mozart Decoding – Hyperlexia
Bryan Mischler & Vivian Hazell – Neurodiversity and Strength-Based Transitions to Adulthood