PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS to EVERYDAY CHALLENGES IN AUTISM

Fall/Winter 2018-2019 Series

                                                   Made possible from a grant provided by the                                                  Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities

A series of workshops designed to teach you strategies to cope with some of the challenging behaviors and issues associated with having a child or adult on the autism spectrum.

Autism and Faith Presenter: Ron Sandison

Dates/Times: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:30 pm – 9 pm                   Thursday, October 18, 2018 9:30 am – 11:45 am

Location: UT College of Engineering Seminar Room, Nitschke Hall Room 1027, 1610 N. Westwood, Toledo, OH

Workshop description: This workshop will focus on helping families and professionals learn about Autism and Faith. Ron Sandison works full time in the medical field and is a professor of theology at Destiny School of Ministry. He is an advisory board member of Autism Society Faith Initiative of Autism Society of America. Sandison has a Master of Divinity from Oral Roberts University. In 2016, Sandison wrote “A Parent’s Guide to Autism: Practical Advice. Biblical Wisdom.” He has over 10,000 Scriptures memorized including 22 complete books of the New Testament. Ron and his wife, Kristen, reside in Rochester Hills, MI, with their pet rabbit, Babs, and cat, Frishma.

Put the Oxygen Mask on Yourself First! Presenter: Colleen Errington

Dates/Times: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 6:30 pm – 9 pm or          Thursday, November 8, 2018 9:30 am – 11:45 am

Location: UT College of Engineering Seminar Room, Nitschke Hall Room 1027, 1610 N. Westwood, Toledo, OH

Workshop description: Colleen will share how taking care of herself and addressing her own beliefs, struggles and wellness had an impact on her child with autism. She will help you to identify areas of YOUR life that will make a huge impact for you too! Colleen Errington is a mother of two boys (one with autism), counselor, wellness coach and “warrior mom.” “I understand the unique struggles of life and autism life in particular. I know how it feels to be brought to your knees by a diagnosis and the daily challenges you never anticipated you’d deal with. I know the struggle to make ends meet and make life seem doable.”

Puberty: The Good, The Bad and The Smelly Presenter: Melissa Dubie

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 6:30 pm – 9 pm or                            Thursday, December 6, 2018 9:30 am – 11:45 am

Location: UT College of Engineering Seminar Room, Nitschke Hall Room 1027, 1610 N. Westwood, Toledo, OH

Workshop description: This presentation will share problem solving strategies related to your child experiencing puberty/ adolescence and sexual health. Melissa will provide tools, tips, and strategies on implementing evidence-based practices, resources, and strategies related to child development and the autism spectrum. Melissa Dubie is an Educational Consultant at the Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA) at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community located at Indiana University, Bloomington. Melissa worked in the public school system for eighteen years with students with disabilities. During that time, she worked with administrators, teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, and students as a teacher, coordinator, autism coach, and consultant.

Show Me the Money – Grants and Other Funding Sources Presenter:      Tammy Eisenreich

Dates/Times: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 6:30 pm – 9 pm or               Thursday, January 10 2019 9:30 am – 11:45 am

Location: UT College of Engineering Seminar Room, Nitschke Hall Room 1027, 1610 N. Westwood, Toledo, OH

Workshop description: As parents, caretakers, and professionals, there is always a financial concern about services for our children. Tammy will provide critical information about grants and other opportunities to help ease the financial burden facing families affected by autism. Tammy Eisenreich is the co-founder of iTaalk Autism Foundation. Tammy is actively involved with the Early Childhood Coordinating Committee (EC3) in Lucas County, the Special Needs Planning Series Group in Toledo, Ohio, and the Highland Elementary Parent Organization in Sylvania, Ohio. Tammy did not expect own battles with her insurance company, local school district, and even extended family on treatment for her son. This was the catalyst for Tammy’s passion in helping provide families with resources to reduce the financial strains on the family of a child with special needs. Tammy currently lives in Sylvania, OH with her husband John and their two children, John and Alexis.

Cost: Parent/Fm/individual with ASD – $10 per session per person if pre-paid; $15 at the door. (Scholarships available for Parent/family member/individual with ASD . Call for information.) Professionals – $15 per session if pre-paid; $20 at the door.

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