My, how time flies when you’re a grown up. I can’t believe it’s practically August already. Things in our ST4K family have been busy. K, her husband and the kids (A and J) enjoyed an extended trip to Southeast Asia for their family vacation. J is turning 6 on Saturday. Due to the time difference, he gets to celebrate his birthday for 2 days. R and her hubby visited Las Vegas for the first time earlier this summer. My husband and I took and extended weekend trip to the lake and state capitol. Our parents have been busy traveling the mid-west and southeast visiting with family and friends.
Between work, travel, and family, I haven’t spent as much time as I could have on blogging. For example, I just found out about this 4 session event in San Antonio called ASPERGER SYNDROME: Independent Living with Jennifer Allen from Aspergers101. Allen is the mother of a son who was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. She has authored a book entitled Coping to Excelling: Solutions for School-Aged Children Diagnosed with High-Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome. She has also Jennifer an initiative in Texas called “Driving with Autism”. The initiative works with law enforcement officers in Texas to provide training and education about autism spectrum disorders, other disabilities and some of the communications challenges associated with those disorders. To read more about the “Driving with Autism” Initiative click here.
This educational series focuses on understanding and excelling with High-Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome. A well-known team of autism experts (many of whom live successfully on the spectrum) has been assembled to discuss important related topics. A live Q & A will follow each session. THE PROGRAM WILL BE LIVE STREAMED VIA SINCLAIR BROADCASTING AT NEWS4SA.COM/LIVE/EVENT. Discover helpful tools that assist with independent living. Discuss life after high school, including driving and transportation, choices for higher education, employment, and living options. Special guests: Julie Coy Manier & Grant Manier, authors of “Different is More”.
If you’re sad that you’re just finding out about this series and have missed 3 sessions, cheer up! The previous sessions were recorded and are available to watch here. That site also includes Power Point slides and resources that can be helpful when working with children and adults on the autism spectrum.
Have you attended any training or seminars recently about autism and Asperger Syndrome? Comment below. Thanks for reading!