Saturday, November 19, 2016

Jennifer McIlwee Myers- See flyer below

Jennifer McIlwee Myers, author of How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Aspergers and Growing Up with Sensory Issues, will give an enlightening understanding of how to teach life skills, how to harness the power of intense interests (i.e. obsessions) and how to comprehend meltdowns from the inside out. Jennifer was diagnosed with Asperger's at the age of 36 and has since devoted her time to learning and teaching about autism. It is her life goal is to promote understanding between those who have autism spectrum disorders and everybody else. She comes highly recommended by Temple Grandin and Ellen Notbohm (Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew).  Do not miss this event! She will give her unique perspective to help everyone in attendance understand the autism mind and equip each one with creative, practical solutions for better day-to-day functioning.
Check her out at aspieatlarge.com or www.facebook.com/AspieAtLarge
Please note- the $20 charge can be waived (if qualify) by contacting us at FriendsOfAutismGF@gmail.com.

2017 Autism A little Understanding Conference!!

 
 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Autism: A little Understanding goes a long way

Understand people with Autism are:

 *unique individuals and are not all alike.
*NOT born with "natural" social skills (like smiling, eye contact, etc.)
*bothered by normal sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touches that may
     feel like hostile attacks.
*mistaken as being rude or having a tantrum but are really just reacting to a
     perceived threat.
*easily stressed by any change in environment or routine.
*sometimes not able to make sense of words.
*prone to get "stuck" in their thoughts and cannot "let it go".
*living with a great number of difficult challenges.
            Please be patient and kind!
*these are generalities that affect each person to varying degrees

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Handouts for Carol Kranzowitz

Please print the following handouts for Carol Kranowitz's talk next month:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l0xwh6q7tl4c6yy/Montana%20May%202016.pdf?oref=e&n=475887924


https://www.dropbox.com/s/cuyutlbqai6jubr/Characteristics%2C%20activities%2C%20Montana%2C%20May%202016.pdf?dl=0

Strategies that Work

Thank you
Amy Pfeiffenberger, Sharon Altschwager and Brett Gilleo
for such useful information.
Thank you all for attending this conference. We had a great turnout and our 3 speakers did a wonderful job.
A huge thank you to our sponsors:
Positive ABA,
Sensibility,
Big Sky Therapeutics,
Benefis Health System and 
2Js FreshMarket