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Autism workshops offered in Danville

August 19, 2003

A series of monthly workshops on autism will be presented starting Saturday and continuing through December in Danville.

Parents of children with autism spectrum disorders will present in conjunction with professionals, sharing strategies and techniques that have worked in their home and community. The series is designed specifically for families; however, professionals who work with children and youth with ASD are welcome to attend.

All of the workshops will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Farmers National Bank on Main Street. Dates are as follows.

Saturday: Behavior, Sensory and Visual Supports at Home and in the Community. Speakers will be Shawn Henry of the Kentucky Autism Training Center and Paul Brown, parent of a child with autism.

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Sept. 20: Enhancing Communication at Home and in Community. Speakers will be Angela Aebersole, parent of a child with autism, and Brenda McMillan, speech-language pathologist.

Oct. 4: Toilet Training. Speaker will be Dr. John Burke, director KATC.

Nov. 15: Transition. Speakers will be Jackie Marquette, parent, and Richard Hudson, KATC.

Dec. 13: Promoting Collaboration and Advocacy. Speakers will be from the Kentucky Department of Education, Protection and Advocacy, and a parent presenter.

The cost is $13 for family members or $30 for professionals ($125 for all five sessions) and will include lunch. On-site registration will be an additional $5. Contact Melissa Caudill at (859) 236-8812 for a registration form or KATC at (502) 852-7799.

The goal of the Kentucky Autism Training Center's Family Workshop Series is to provide families with practical strategies that can enhance participation in family life and community activities. The workshops are designed to build on one another.

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