Autism program planned for April 5 at Sauk college

Joyce Cooper-Kahn
Joyce Cooper-Kahn

DIXON – In coordination with Autism Awareness Month, Florissa, the children’s division of Kreider Services, will offer training for professionals, parents and consumers from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2.

Joyce Cooper-Kahn, Ph.D., will discuss creating plans on short term support for daily success and long-term strategies that facilitate developing executive skills and building greater independence over time. She specializes in helping children, families and schools manage the full range of developmental challenges affecting children.

Attendees can receive 6 credits of continuing education. The cost is $95 for teachers and professionals, and $40 for consumers and family members. Lunch is included. After March 29 the fee will increase to $110 and $55 respectively.

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A shorter version of the training, geared to parents, consumers and caregivers, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. April 4 at the college. There is no cost to attend this overview session, but advance registration is needed.

Call Florissa at 815-288-1905 for more information.