Autism Educational Workshops

Additional trainings available through Arc Midstate Autism Connections Program    

Red Flags:

Developmental Delays or Individual Differences? Can we talk? Receive tools for monitoring the development of all children and specifically for children of concern. Learn to relate your concerns to parents and caregivers in a comfortable and supportive setting. Find out about great local resources to support you and the children you care for including free and low-cost opportunities.    

Autism 101:

"About 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC's (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) Autism and developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network." "ASD is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups." "ASD is about 4.5 times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189)."  Could that be a child in your home or childcare? Learn the characteristics of these special learners including practical interventions, reducing challenging behaviors, setting up the environment, and how to work with parents. Create a plan that you can immediately use including activities and ideas to help your home and daycare run more smoothly and effectively.    

Asperger Syndrome:

The Cousin to Autism: Often identified as the “Little Professor”, children with Asperger’s Syndrome are complex, challenging, and delightful learners. Although they share many characteristics of children with autism, they are identified as having more typical language development and cognitive skills. Learn about the special challenges and gifts that children with Asperger’s have, how to support their individual learning needs, reduce problem behaviors, and how to help them flourish in your home or child care setting. Read more at: autismnow.org