Autism internet workshop planned

Parents of children with autism and professionals who work with them are invited to a three-day conference through the Internet.

Parents of children with autism and professionals who work with them are invited to a three-day conference through the Internet.

The sixth annual conference, hosted by Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton, is a major educational event engaging researchers and practitioners to present in-depth sessions with practical strategies and resources.

Keynote speaker Arthur Fleischmann will talk about his 17-year-old daughter Carly, who is severely autistic and who found her voice through technology and social media at www.carlysvoice.com.

Conference topics range from technology to communication and approaching mealtimes. Last year, 97 people in 17 communities attended the conference through Telehealth.

Red Deer will be one of more than 50 communities across Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Northwest Territories expected to link in through Telehealth.

The conference runs from Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree.

For more information, go online at www.childrensautism.ca or 780-495-9235.

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