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Jan 2017 21

Living on the Spectrum – “Autism and the Church” – 2 sessions: 9am and 11:45am

  • Times: 9am and 11:45am - 1:45pm and 4pm
  • Register by: 01/19/2017
  • Location:
  • Cost: N/A

There will be two groups offered for this workshop: ”Living on the Spectrum – An Autism Seminar” subtitled “Autism and the Church”. These groups will be particularly directed to Pastors, Church Leaders and Educators, offering them help in communicating with and assisting families of those with Autism. 

*Note: Group 1 and 2 sessions will be identical with a slight overlap for the Sensory Workshop and Luncheon. This will allow greater flexibility in your schedule for attendance at this event.

Kevin B. Hull, Ph.D, LMHC will be our main speaker. It is his great joy to help people, particularly children and adolescents, to understand themselves and learn to use their amazing gifts to find their place in the world. Johna Ferry, from our community, will be our secondary speaker. Her kindness and compassion is her hallmark as she endeavors to teach and train her Autistic charges in day to day lifeskills. 

Here is the schedule for the Day’s activities:

9am-11:30am   Group 1   Autism Seminar with Dr. Kevin B. Hull

11:45am-12:45pm   Groups 1 & 2   Sensory Workshop entitled “In Their Shoes” with Johna Ferry

1pm-1:45pm   Groups 1 & 2   Luncheon

1:45pm-4pm   Group 2   Autism Seminar with Dr. Kevin B. Hull 

The topics addressed in these seminars at Durkeetown Church in Fort Edward are:

  • What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Including an explanation of Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Autism and the Brain – What are the manifestations of Autism and how does it effect the brain
  • Strategies for Building Relationship and Effective Parenting – How play and home structure can help the family to deal with Autism
  • What does it feel like to be Autistic? 
                               Plus, a healthy amount of time for Q & A at the end of each session.

 Call Durkeetown Church at 638-6085 or visit the FaceBook Event Page “Autism Seminar” to register and reserve your place for this event