PDD

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


Making Sense of Sensory Issues Workshop

March 29, 2014

This workshop focuses on helping parents, teachers, and therapists learn to individualize information for children with sensory issues. Knowing what sensory issues our children experience will help us to develop and implement programs that will impact their level of independence and involvement in their environment.

Some areas of focus for this workshop:

  • Learn the important role that the senses play in our development
  • Learn to recognize your child’s unique sensory issues, and to help him/her acquire skills to participate in his/her environment.
  • Learn what tools you need to develop a sensory diet for your child
  • Participants will be able to see and experience different tools and gadgets to help our children learn to accommodate to their sensory issues.
  • Learn to set up individual sensory areas.

Our senses affect the way we see and interact with the world. Through our senses we learn to participate and become one with our environment. This skill is a difficult skill for children who have been diagnosed with Sensory Integration Disorder, Autism, PDD, and related developmental disorders. Learning how to deal with what our senses receive every minute of the day gives us the freedom to participate more fully in our environment and opens up windows of learning in a comfortable and non-threatening way.

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.

Making Sense of Sensory Issues Workshop