Thursday, March 12, 2015

Temple Grandin releases her new book just in time for National Autism Awareness Month in April



Temple Grandin's new book, Temple Talks about Autism and Sensory Issues: The World's Leading Expert on Autism Shares Her Advice and Experiences, a Q&A style reference  to living with autism, is set to be released on April 4, 2015.




Temple Grandin has been a prolific speaker on the topic of autism. She has spoken for the National Autism Society and has even given a TED Talk. In 2010 she was named in Time Magazine's 100 most influential people and has been a huge inspiration to many autistic people throughout the world. She has also worked as a professor in animal sciences at Colorado State University for more than two decades. 

Temple used her experiences with coping with autism to create a humane system for cattle slaughter which is now used at half the cattle processing plants in the US. Grandin has described how animal's emotions are very similar to those of autistic people: "This is another connection between autism and animals: autistic people have mostly simple emotions, too. That's why normal people describe us as innocent. An autistic person's feelings are direct and open, just like animal feelings. We don't hide our feelings, and we aren't ambivalent. I can't even imagine what it would be like to have feelings of love and hate for the same person." 


http://www.autism-society.org/get-involved/national-autism-awareness-month/


National Autism Awareness Month is celebrated every April since the 1970s in the US and is a chance to educate the people on autism and issues faced within the autism community. Visit the Autism Society's website to find out more information on how you can get involved.


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Friday, February 13, 2015

Kaitlin Roig and Natalie Randolph to address National Convention in Minneapolis

Two speakers represented exclusively by American Entertainment International Speakers Bureau (AEI), a full service speakers bureau located in Boston, MA, will be speaking at the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) Convention in Minneapolis February 14-17. 

 
Kaitlin Roig, the first grade teacher who saved her entire class by locking 15 students in a small bathroom during the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 will speak on February 15th.


Natalie Randolph, a teacher, former professional athlete and the only woman to coach a boy’s high school varsity football team will address the convention on February 16th.

 



“Kaitlin and Natalie are both compelling, entertaining and inspirational speakers,” said Mark Castel, President of AEI Speakers Bureau, “It is truly an honor to represent them both exclusively.”

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Vy Higginsen and her Mama Foundation for the Arts are "Alive and Kickin'"

Once again AEI Exclusive Speaker Vy Higginsen was featured on 60 Minutes showcasing her projects at her Mama Foundation for the Arts. This time it was for her new show "Alive and Kickin'" which stars singers in the second half of their life, many of which have never been on stage! Conceived and written by Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro (the creators of Mama, I Want to Sing), ALIVE! "is about the healing and transformative power of story and song."

"Vy Higginsen: The older people carry the music in their body, in their mind. If they die, then that sound may be gone forever." 

"Through the music and through authentic stories and testimonies, ALIVE! tells how it used to be, and how life could be going forward. Proving that it’s never too late to live a dream, this cast is ALIVE! . . . and kickin.’"

Tickets are now on sale for the Spring 2015 season of Alive!
 

Phone (212) 868-4444 for tickets or click here
Theater parties, group sales and discounts, call 212-280-1045 or email news@alive55themusical.com  


Spring  2015 Performance Schedule
Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.
April 11, 18 and 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
June 6 and 13
Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Happy Holidays!!

The holidays are a time of reflection and thankfulness. A time for us to ponder the year past and to look forward to the year coming. 

All of us at AEI Speakers wish to thank those of you who have made 2014 a great year! Here's to 2015!! Cheers!



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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Commemorating Veterans' Day

The late author and icon Tom Clancy once said, "There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it." Clancy is certainly right: perhaps no one better encapsulates the American spirit than the courageous men and women who serve to protect this nation as part of the United States Armed Forces. Although they should be in our hearts and minds year-round, this week's holiday offers the ideal time to reflect upon and show appreciation for our US Veterans and the expertise, tenacity, and bravery they have shown in their line of work.

As a speaker's bureau, AEI Speakers is honored to represent a diverse mix of veterans who come from a variety of professional and personal backgrounds.

In 2008, General (Retired) B.B. Bell retired from the U.S. Army after nearly four decades of service. Out of the forty years he spent in the Army, General Bell spent fifteen of those years actively deployed overseas. As a high-ranking general, General Bell has commanded U.S. forces in both Korea and Europe, while also working to train and deploy thousands of Army and NATO troops for combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thanks to his lifetime of experience, General Bell is currently one of the foremost experts on military defense, national security, and U.S. foreign policy. 

Prior to becoming a much sought-after motivational speaker, Carey Lohrenz was a member of the United States Navy. During her time in the Navy, Lohrenz made history when she became the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot. As a combat-mission-ready fighter pilot, Lohrenz quickly learned the importance of demonstrating excellence in situations in which even the slightest inaccuracy could have lead to catastrophic results. After leaving the Navy, Lohrenz recognized similarities between her experiences and those of individuals working in the business sector. She now uses her knowledge to help others achieve excellent teamwork and leadership in a fast-paced, high-risk world. 

After graduating from UCLA in 1957, Captain Gerald "Jerry" Coffee joined the U.S. Navy. Shortly after in 1962, Captain Coffee was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for flying crucial low level reconnaissance missions over Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis. His experience in the Navy then took a drastic turn in 1966 when his RA5-C reconnaissance jet was shot down by enemy fire over North Korea. Despite parachuting to safety, Captain Coffee was immediately captured by the enemy and kept as a POW in a Communist prison for the next seven years. Even after enduring a near decade-long ordeal, Captain Coffee returned to his active operational duties. As a speaker, Captain Coffee now shares his story of living and triumphing "beyond survival" with thousands of corporate employees a year. 

As a high-ranking and multiple award-winning colonel in the U.S. Army, Colonel (Retired) Bill Badger achieved more than a lifetime's worth in his near four decades of service. Starting as a Second Lieutenant in the South Dakota National Guard, Colonel Badger worked his way up to be Chief of Aviation Operations for the National Guard Bureau stationed in the Pentagon. Twenty years after his retirement, Colonel Badger was thrust into action once again on January 8, 2011 when attending Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords' appearance at a grocery store in Tucson, Arizona. Despite being injured in the shooting, Colonel Badger saved at least a dozen lives by tackling the shooter as he attempted to reload his weapon.Colonel Badger, in more ways than one, is the definition of a real American hero. 

It is a testament of one's character to make the decision to join the United States Armed Forces, but it is even more telling of a person to see what they do once their service has ended. Veterans by nature innately deserve our admiration, but they deserve even more of our respect and gratitude for continuing to help the American people with their knowledge even after they leave the force. 

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*originally published Nov 13, 2013

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

It is important to take time to recognize and support some of the AEI Speakers who have survived and conquered breast cancer.


Dr. Julie Silver is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She was diagnosed with cancer in her thirties and her new mission is to help others with cancer find the proper cancer rehabilitation. For more information on this speaker visit her bio page on the AEI website. 


Suzie Humphreys has been everything from a  secretary to a television  talk show host. She survived cancer in 2003 and did not let this ailment slow her down. She now focuses on helping people overcome pain and suffering through humor.  For more information on this speaker visit her bio page on the AEI website. 

Christine Clifford is Senior Executive Vice President for the Spar Group who shared her survivor experiences with 8 award-winning and humorous books on dealing with cancer, written for survivors and their families. For more information on this speaker visit her bio page on the AEI website


Linda Ellerbee is a journalist, producer, writer, anchor and author. With her many successes, she reflects on her cancer and talks about how you need to continue to laugh and live another day. She promotes happiness; despite any sort of disease. For more information on this speaker visit her bio page on the AEI website



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*originally published Oct 13, 2013

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

AEI Exclusive Kaitlin Roig Nominated for LifeChanger of the Year Award


AEI Speakers Bureau Exclusive Speaker Kaitlin Roig has been nominated for the LifeChanger of the Year Award!! LifeChanger of the Year is an annual program that aims to honor those who are making a significant difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.


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