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August 2016

Mindful Parenting

August 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN 55435 United States
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$200

Engaging Autism Course in Stress Reduction Research tells us that parents living with autism experience stress at alarming rates. Luckily research also shows how to ease that stress. Through education, support and targeted mindfulness training, even parents with a new diagnosis show large reductions in stress. In addition, this method has direct impact on the overall health of the entire family - specifically the child with autism showing better functioning, less stress and increased social skills. Join us for a…

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October 2016

Therapy Animals: Finding the right fit for your family

October 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Golden Valley Lutheran Church, 5501 Glenwood Avenue
Golden Valley, MN 55422 United States
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$20
therapy animals

Do you know the difference between service dogs, emotional support animals (ESA) and therapy animals? Wondering which option is right for your family's needs? Join us and learn what their jobs are, and how each type supports children with autism. Current research about dogs will be shared, highlighting the information that increases your knowledge in this area. Leave with tips on how to best interact with this unique species. In addition we will cover other emotional support animal options that work well…

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December 2016

Autism Therapies at Home: Winter Survival Kit

December 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Woodbury Lutheran Church-Valley Creek Campus, 7380 Afton Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125 United States
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$20
autism therapies

RESCHEDULED! Discover the essential tools for your autism "winter survival kit!" This class will give you tons of ideas taken from the most effective therapies designed for children with autism, including Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), and Floor Time. All the information you need to select the right tools for your family, so you can design supports for your child. All techniques shared are for use by parents at home. Real-life examples of the tools and equipment used by parents will…

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February 2017

Food and Autism: Understanding feeding difficulties and what you can do

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fraser, Eden Prairie, 6458 City West Parkway
Eden Prairie, MN 55344 United States
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$20
picky eater

Is your child a picky eater? Does "picky" not even begin to describe it? Certainly, there are more serious obstacles than avoiding "icky" foods. Kids with autism have their own unique issues with eating, whether due to motor concerns or sensory barriers. This class will help you understand the underlying factors that cause limited diets. Based on Kay Toomey's S.O.S. Method and Cheri Fraker's Food Chaining Approach, you will learn tips and strategies to coax your child to eat a wider variety of food. We will explore what…

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March 2017

Toilet Training for Families Living with Autism

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Woodbury Lutheran Church-Valley Creek Campus, 7380 Afton Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125 United States
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$20
toilet training

You’ve tried everything and your kid still isn’t getting it. Resistance, accidents, wetting the bed. Parents living with autism often struggle with this issue for a lot of reasons. But all children, regardless of where they fall on the autism spectrum, can be toilet trained. All you need is the right tools and the right training. So join us for this class where Anne Dudley gives you everything you need to know to get your child with autism toilet trained!…

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April 2017

Toilet Training for Families with Autism

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. David’s Center, 3395 Plymouth Raod
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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$20.00
toilet training

You’ve tried everything and your kid still isn’t getting it. Resistance, accidents, wetting the bed. Parents living with autism often struggle with this issue for a lot of reasons. But all children, regardless of where they fall on the autism spectrum, can be toilet trained. All you need is the right tools and the right training. So join us for this class where Anne Dudley gives you everything you need to know to get your child with autism toilet trained!…

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Ale for Autism 2017

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Surly Beer Hall and Restaurant, 520 Malcolm Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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$20

Getting Surly was so much fun, we decided to do it again! Join us for local brews, live music and silent auction. Delicious eats from Surly's award-winning chef will be served all evening. Live music by TheM Dots. We've got two admission levels this year! Admit One gets you in the door, access to silent auction, delicious eats and live music. Signature Tasting comes with all of the above plus a guided tasting of the top four Surly microbrews. Get tickets here! Support CEA and the…

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August 2017

Unlocking Potential: Using the power of poetry for educators

August 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Arete Academy of Exceptional Education, 4330 Cedar Lake Road
St. Louis Park, MN 55416 United States
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$60.00
poetry and autism

A truly unique offering for students living with autism and the professionals who serve them! For Educators Poetry plays directly to the strengths and challenges many students with autism face with literacy. It provides needed structure while opening an avenue for deep, singular focus. Through fun and interactive exercises that fit seamlessly into the general education language arts curriculum you will unlock the literary potential of your students with autism. These writing exercises work for all students, but are especially…

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Unlocking Potential: Using the power of poetry and autism

August 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arete Academy of Exceptional Education, 4330 Cedar Lake Road
St. Louis Park, MN 55416 United States
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$40.00
poetry and autism

A truly unique offering for students living with autism and the professionals who serve them! Poetry plays directly to the strengths and challenges many students with autism experience with literacy. It provides just the right amount of structure while opening an avenue for deep, singular focus. Through fun and interactive exercises your writing potential will be unlocked. These activities use the power of your special interests to give you a voice and creative outlet. Join us for this innovative five-day course…

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September 2017

Potential Unlocked! The power of poetry and autism

September 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free
poetry and autism

Join us in celebrating the voices of individuals with autism! We discovered our unique voices through a five-day creative writing course, and we're eager to share with you.   Students will present their favorite poems and songs for you. The guest artists from Coffee House Press will present the pieces that inspired the creative works of our emerging poets. Finally, the students' brilliant poems will be available for purchase as a lovely letterpress chapbook.   Show your support for families living with…

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