June workshop in Austin, Minn. features Judy Endow

Autism Friendly Austin, the Autism Society of Minnesota, and the Hormel Historic Home will co-host “Autistically Thriving: Living a Self-Determined Life,” an in-person and virtual informative workshop held on June 10 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and lead by Judy Endow, LCSW, author and international speaker on a variety of autism-related topics.

The workshop, tailored for parents, caregivers, support professionals, and individuals with autism, will be held at the Hormel Historic Home in Austin, Minn. and also available as a virtual experience for those who prefer to access the content from their own spaces.

During this day-long session, participants will learn about the shift in how autistic support is thought about and implemented. They also will learn about who autistic people are and how they comfortably function, as well as key elements of taking in, processing, storing, and retrieving information along with autistic thinking style.

Endow will share numerous examples so autistic individuals, parents, educators, and therapy providers can understand that when autistics are honored for who they are and supported for who they want to be in this world, they can truly thrive.

Endow maintains a private practice in Madison, Wis., providing consultation for families, school districts, and other agencies. Besides having autism herself, she is the parent of three grown sons, one of whom is on the autism spectrum. Endow does workshops and presentations on a variety of autism-related issues, is part of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Statewide Autism Training Team, and has been a board member of both the Wisconsin Chapter of the Autism Society of America and the Autism National Committee. She recently received the Dr. Cathy Pratt Award for Autism Professional of the Year. Endow is a Resource Specialist and a Clinician at Common Threads Family Resource Center in McFarland, Wis.

For more information about participating in this workshop, either live or virtually, click here. A recording of this workshop will be available for registered participants until July 10, 2021.

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