Understanding & Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
This workshop will provide an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders, including characteristics, current research on prevalence, strategies recognized as evidence–based, and resources available for children and families. Examples of visual supports and sensory friendly materials will be available for review by participants. Time will be allotted for questions and discussion by the group. This workshop is designed primarily for families of individuals with ASD, but it is also appropriate for anyone interested in supporting individuals with ASD in their community.
About the trainer:
Karan B. Burnette, M.A., CCC-SLP
Ms. Burnette has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She has 40 years’ experience working with children with disabilities in educational and residential settings, specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and behavioral intervention. Ms. Burnette currently serves on the Arkansas Legislative Task Force for Autism and the Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Council. She has extensive experience as a consultant and conference speaker and is employed as the Executive Director of Partners for Inclusive Communities, Arkansas’ University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDD), an outreach program of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
When: Saturday, February 4th, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Little Rock, Arkansas
Register on Eventbrite: https://aaroc_understanding-asd_2-4-2023.eventbrite.com