Free ASD and communication workshop offered March 12
The Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) and the Minnesota Masonic Children’s Clinic for Communication Disorders in Duluth invite parents, caregivers, and providers of youth with autism or communication delays to participate in “Autism Spectrum Disorder and Communication: Foundational Strategies for Development,” a free virtual workshop led by an autism education expert and a speech-language pathologist from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on March 12.
Held virtually through the Zoom platform, this workshop will include information on how developmental differences related to ASD impact individual needs and out¬comes; general language characteristics of preverbal/early communicators, language combiner communicators, and conversational communicators; capacities in social communication such as use and interpretation of proximity, gestures, and eye gaze effect all three levels of communicators; and strategies to communi¬cate more effectively.
AuSM’s Director of Education, Eric Ringgenberg will kick off the workshop with a brief review of the history of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), along with core tenants of autistic differences that align with multiple viewpoints and a developmental perspective. Tamara Pogin, MA, CCC-SLP, a speech language pathologist for the Masonic Children’s Clinic, will present two sessions, “Promoting Communication for Individuals with ASD” and “Strategies to Promote Communication Across Settings.”
This workshop is being offered free of charge thanks to financial support from the Michael Adam Carroll Memorial Fund through the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. An optional suggested donation supports scholarships for AuSM recreational programs throughout the state, including northern Minnesota.
Registration is required.