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Living with Autism Workshop

January 25, 2014

This workshop is geared toward parents and teachers who work with individuals who are in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This workshop will teach you different strategies to help our children understand and adjust to our world. Information is power, and the more we learn about our children with autism, the better we can equip them to become independent and productive members of society. We are privileged to have Randy Miller as a guest speaker. Randy is an individual with autism, who will be speaking about his experiences and the techniques that helped him become an independent and successful person, despite of his autism. A question and answer session will take place after the presentation and participants will have the opportunity to ask Randy specific questions.
Some additional areas of focus for this workshop are:

  • Participants will gain invaluable insight information on how an individual with Autism/PDD feels and the different aspects of their development.
  • Learning and differentiating Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
  • Discussing the characteristics and the impact of the diagnosis
  • Learning to turn deficits into strengths for our children
  • Develop a child centered approach to training children with Autism
  • The impact that Autism/PDD has on the family as a whole
  • Opportunity to listen and interact with an individual with Autism.

The diagnosis of Autism/PDD is a devastating one, primarily because of the impact it has on the individual being diagnosed, and the impact that the disability has on the family as a whole. The key to helping a child with Autism is a unified approach toward the syndrome; an approach that focuses on the family as a whole unit. The ultimate goal should be to help our children live independent, productive lives.

This workshop will be held 9:00am – 12:00pm on the Focus on the Future Campus, 1717 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, Texas. Registration will start at 8:00am.

Living with Autism Workshop