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Asperger Autism Group hosting free workshop for Autism Awareness Month

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

GOSHEN — In recognition of Autism Awareness Month in April, Asperger Autism Group of Goshen is hosting the free workshop “Visual Schedules & Proactive Behavioral Strategies” from 9 a.m. to noon April 20 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 202 S. Greene Road.

Instructors will be Tiffany Neal and Anne Fletcher from HANDS in Autism Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center, affiliated with Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center at Riley Hospital, Indianapolis.

Participants will learn strategies and tools to help manage challenging behavior and teaching social skills.

Register by April 13. To register call 317-944-8162 or visit www.handsinautism.org/workshops.html.

In addition, the regular April meeting of Asperger Autism Group of Goshen is set for 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 8 at Eighth Street Mennonite Church, 602 S. Eighth St. Diane Wimmer will present “Using the iPad to Teach Communication Skills.” Wimmer is Behavior Consultant for Northern Indiana Therapies.

The group is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information about Asperger Autism Group of Goshen visit www.autismgoshen.org or contact Christine Guth at 534-2718 or email cguth@autismgoshen.org.