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September 19, 2018

Autism Task Force Presents Workshop, Panel Discussion


OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego County Autism Task Force proudly presents a workshop for both parents and professionals this February.

The focus will be on keeping the lines of communication open between home and school for children with special needs.

Pictured is fourth grade Mexico Elementary student Hayden Andrews with his communication binder that goes from school to home with him each day.

Pictured is fourth grade Mexico Elementary student Hayden Andrews with his communication binder that goes from school to home with him each day.

Effective personalized communication books, including samples, take home materials, and binders will be offered, while a panel of parents, educators, and service providers share the benefits of this simple yet very effective measure that can help children with Autism and the people who are interacting with them on a daily basis.

Each person in attendance will go home with their own communication binder, including personalization in areas of Functional Behavior Assessments, Picture Schedules, Assistive Technology, ABC Charts, and Daily/Weekly Logs.

The panel discussion will follow along with open discussion.

Workshops are being offered on Feb. 24 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Mexico Elementary School and on Feb. 25 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Minetto Elementary School.

Sign-in and pizza and salad dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the workshop beginning promptly at 6 p.m.

The program is free and open to the public, however due to limited seating, advance registration is required.

On-site childcare will be sponsored and provided by Pemberton Associates, C.A.N.I. and Little Lukes Childcare during the workshop.

All children must be registered for childcare in advance.

For more information and to register, call 349-3510 today to reserve your spot.

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