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Sartell Autism Workshop

therapyfamilyAutism Supports, Strategies, and Resources Workshop

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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Join the Autism Society of Minnesota, Arc Midstate, Opportunity Matters, and WACOSA for this informative autism information share. Sessions will feature topics including autism 101, executive function, mental illness, positive supports, behavior strategies, and life planning. Lunch is included with registration. Coffee, tea, and water also will be provided. This workshop has been made possible in part by a generous grant from Voigt's.

Two concurrent autism training sessions for first responders will be offered during the Autism Supports, Strategies, and Resources Workshop. Participants in those training sessions will be invited to join workshop participants for lunch where they can meet with the community and learn more about working with individuals with autism.

Click here for a complete workshop schedule with session descriptions.

Location
Sartell Community Center
850 19th St. S.
Sartell, MN 56377

Cost
General Registration: $20
Person with ASD: $15


firefighterwebAutism Emergency Preparedness Training

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
Session 1 (10 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Session 2 (1:30-3:30 p.m.)

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The Autism Society of Minnesota, in partnership with Arc Midstate, Opportunity Matters, and WACOSA, invites you to participate in one of two sessions tailored to provide strategies for helping individuals with autism in emergency situations.

Click here for the Autism Emergency Preparedness Training flyer.

Training Objectives
Receive general introduction to autism.
Learn about the characteristics of autism as manifested in children, teenagers, and adults.
Understand how to interpret the behavior of those on the spectrum.
Obtain strategies for communication and behavior management of those with autism in likely emergency response situations.

Who Should Attend?
Police officers, firemen, EMTs, paramedics, security workers, ER and trauma workers, crisis team members, social workers, correctional officers, school safety officers, bus drivers. *POST CEUs and certificates of attendance will be available. 

Sessions will be held concurrent with the Autism Supports, Strategies, and Resources workshop for parents, caregivers, support professionals, and individuals with autism. Session participants are welcome to join workshop participants for lunch and a panel discussion presented by individuals on the spectrum and parents following the Emergency Preparedness Session 1 or prior to the Emergency Preparedness Session 2. The lunch will be a great time to meet community members and to share valuable insight on working together in support of positive interactions. These training sessions have been made possible in part by a generous grant from Voigt's.

Location
Sartell Community Center
850 19th St. S.
Sartell, MN 56377

Cost
Free of charge, but registration is required.