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Decorah to hold Autism workshop

DECORAH (KWWL) -- The Spectrum Network will host a conference for nurses, social workers, teachers and families to learn about interventions and strategies for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Asperger Syndrome.

Author Kari Dunn Buron of Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, will discuss social cognition, learning theories and Asperger Syndrome. Professor Jan Greenberg of the University of Wisconsin will present findings of a longitudinal study that examines the lives of adolescents and adults with ASD, and challenges for their families. Behavior analyst Evelyn Horton, the directore of youth community services at The Homestead in Des Moines, will lead sessions on understanding autism to develop meaningful interactions.

The workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Hotel Winneshiek on April 9. There will also be exhibits available from service and educational providers.

Cost of the full-day conference and lunch is $40, with continuing education credits available. For registration information, call NICC at 1-800-728-2256, extension 399.


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