Community Gathering and Public Testimony Tonight- Fairbanks

•May 5, 2010 • 1 Comment

The Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education

invites you to a Community Gathering and Public Testimony

Tonight!!! Tuesday, May 4 • 6:00 – 7:30pm • Westmark Hotel

813 Nobel Street • Fairbanks, Alaska

Meet with members of the Council and others in your community who are interested in disability issues

 Join us for refreshments and friendly conversation

 Share your experiences and ideas

 Discuss local and state issues and advocacy opportunities

 We want to know how you feel about housing, employment, early intervention, education, transportation, family

supports, and community inclusion

 Tell us your thoughts about what works, what does not work, and solutions or ideas you have to improve any and

all aspects of life

Equal Opportunity Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals

with disabilities. Call 1-888-269-8990 or Relay Alaska by April 30, 2010

To participate from around the state by phone, call 1-800-315-6338

Teresa Holt

Project Coordinator

Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education

3601 C Street, Suite 740

PO Box 240249

Anchorage, AK 99524-0249

Phone:(907) 269-8994

Toll free: 1(888) 269-8990

Fax (907)269-8995

Autism Summer Institute

•May 3, 2010 • 1 Comment

Monday June 7, 2010 All day
University of Alaska Anchorage 3211 Providence Drive Anchorage, Alaska 99508  (map)

Alaska Autism Summer Institute June 7th-11th 2010

This years Summer Institute offers two training tracks:

1) Early Intervention services for young children experiencing Autism Spectrum Disorder

2) Transition to Adulthood for Secondary Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

We welcome back Linda Heitzman-Powell, PhD, BCBA who will present a hands on course detailing evidence based practices for working with young children who are experiencing Autism.

Dr. Carol Schallwill be presenting information on the transition to adulthood and how to assist individuals with ASD with learning how to gain and maintain community based employment.

Both speakers are leaders in the Autism community and offer a great opportunity to expand your capabilities when working with families experiencing Autism. This opportunity is offered free of charge with CUE’s available through the University

We will follow this announcement with more information on the week’s agenda and registration.

Please feel free to contact or 907-952-6010 if you have questions or comments.

Parent Autism Group

•May 3, 2010 • Leave a Comment

This blog is now up and running again.  Please check back for updates on what is going on in our great state .   Thank you!

Join the Autism Society of Alaska Golden Heart Chapter!

•May 3, 2010 • 1 Comment

The Autism Society of America Golden Heart Chapter serves people experiencing  Autism in the state of Alaska.

Autism Society of America (ASA)is the leading voice and resource of the entire autism community in education, advocacy, services, research and support. The ASA is committed to meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.