August Autism-Related Workshop Explores Autism and the General Education Classroom

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology’s School of Psychology offers free monthly workshops of particular interest to parents, educators and
professionals who deal with the issues of autism. The presentations are scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The next, on Aug. 26, will take place in the Hartley Room, second floor of the Denius Student Center, in the heart of campus. The remainder will he held in
the new Scott Center for Autism Treatment. They are on the fourth Wednesday of the month, except for the November workshop.

The Aug. 26 workshop is “Autism in the Classroom from a Teacher’s Perspective.” The speaker is Susan Strahle, a fifth-grade teacher at Dr. W.J. Creel

Strahle will share her experiences of the children she has taught with autism spectrum disorders and those called special needs children. She will help
parents and teachers understand some of the challenges she has experienced and the strategies she has found successful. Strahle will discuss the necessity
of communication, changing the environment, providing rewards and asking for help.

Other upcoming workshops are:
Sept. 23 Early Steps Services: Birth to Three
Oct. 28 Understanding Asperger’s from a Clinical and Sensory Perspective
Nov. 18 Video Self Modeling for Social Skills Development

The Denius Student Center is located off Country Club Road, near University Boulevard. For more information, contact the School of Psychology at (321)

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