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Literacy & Autism: How to engage emerging readers
May 8, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$10
Why should you be thinking about literacy when you are still working on daily living skills? How do you engage your child in books when he won’t sit still? And, finally, how can you use books as a tool for social engagement? Come discover strategies for growing life-long readers based on the latest research in the field. And explore with us how to use your child’s learning style to begin the journey of reading.
This workshop is for parents with young children and professionals who want to support children with autism as they develop into readers. When so much of life-long and academic success depends on well-developed literacy skills, we need to know how to support all learners. So come and learn activities that will connect children with autism to the world of literacy.
Attendees will get a free book, explore demonstrations and have an opportunity for individual consultation services.
Presenters: Mary Powell has spent decades developing programs and services that benefit families living with autism as part of her work with nonprofits. Sue Nyvold has years of experience designing curriculum that brings together the latest research and the most practical strategies for parents of children with autism. Both have been instrumental in state-wide educational programs that benefit professionals, educators and parents.
This initiative is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education- Grants to States, because Literacy Matters!