ACC hosting group presenting autism workshopThe Anne Carlsen Center will host an authority on autism from the East Coast to present a workshop in Fargo that will focus on the TEACCH model of working with students that have autism.
The Anne Carlsen Center will host an authority on autism from the East Coast to present a workshop in Fargo that will focus on the TEACCH model of working with students that have autism.
Steve Kroupa, an assistant professor with the University of North Carolina and clinical director at the Fayetteville TEACCH Center, will lead a workshop centered on TEACCH. This service, training and research program was developed in the 1970s and is geared toward understanding the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), adapting an individual’s environment and enhancing independent functioning.
The conference will be held Aug. 11-12 at the Ramada Plaza & Suites Conference Center in Fargo. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Aug. 11, with sessions running from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day.
The conference is intended for classroom teachers, professions who work with individuals who have autism, teach-er’s assistants, administrators and psychologists. The North Dakota State Board of Examiners has approved the center’s CEU request for speech.
Following sessions with short lectures, time will be spent working on group activities as well as planning and problem solving for attendees’ specific needs.
For more information on the conference and registration materials, contact Julie Hoeckle at 1-800-568-5175, ext. 151, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Approximately half of the students attending the ACC Campus have a diagnosis of autism. The Anne Carlsen Center is planning future conferences and trainings focused on ASD.
To see this workshop’s brochure or learn more about this and other conferences offered by the Anne Carlsen Center, visit the center on the Web at www.annecenter.org. For more information on TEACCH, visit www. teacch.com.