- KEYNOTE, 12:30 – 1:30 The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Sensory Challenges in Adolescence Many children with autism resist participating in everyday activities or respond in unusual ways to ordinary sensations of touch and movement, sights and sounds. Having a hidden disability called Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), these kids don’t behave as we expect – not because they won’t, but because they can’t. As they grow into adolescence, so do their sensory issues. With recognition and support, out-of-sync teenagers can become more competent and confidant at home and school.
- BOOK SIGNING, lunchtime
- BREAKOUT SESSION, 1:45 – 2:35 From Breakfast to Bed: Strategies to Get through a Sensory-Soaked Day Three-dimensional, hands-on, body-on activities help children with autism develop sensory-motor skills, as well as language and social skills. Using simple equipment such as paper plates, plastic bottles, and bicycle inner tubes, participants will learn enjoyable strategies to get kids moving and learning, communicating and interacting.
At the Midsouth Autism Conference
2 Events — Sponsored by Association for the Education of Young Children – Southeast Alaska (AEYC-SEA)
At a conference, “Explore, Engage, Energize: Learning through the Senses”
Opening keynote: Sensory Challenges and Sensible Solutions
8:45 – 10:00 a.m.
Workshop: The Out-of-Sync Child
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
For more information:
Joy Lyon, M.A.
Executive Director, AEYC-SEA
Ninety-minute program at the Parent Conference, “Optimizing the Outcome of X & Y Variations in Children.” The mission of The Focus Foundation is to increase awareness and early detection of X & Y chromosomal disorders, dyslexia and developmental dyspraxia, and to discover innovative treatments for recovery.
Presentation for teachers and therapists at St. Coletta Special Education Public Charter School in Washington, DC.
(Carol is available for staff trainings at other centers, schools and clinics.)
The Out-of-Sync Child: Sensory Challenges & Sensible Solutions — Sponsored by Lauren’s Institute for Education
All-day staff training on sensory processing at Lauren’s Institute for Education (L.I.F.E.) in Gilbert, Arizona. The mission of L.I.F.E. is to improve the quality of life for differently-abled children and adults.
During Barnard Reunion 2017 events:
1:30 p.m. — Ceremony to receive the Distinguished Alumna Award, “presented each year at Reunion to an alumna who personifies the ideals of a liberal arts education and has achieved considerable public or professional distinction and recognition in her chosen field.”
3:00-4:00 p.m. — “A Serendipitous Career in Sensory Processing Disorder” A talk about the unexpected path from being an English major and dancer at Barnard to becoming knowledgable about Sensory Processing Disorder.
May 25, 2017, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. — Parent training for military families
May 26, 2017, 7:45 a.m. – 11:45 — Child Development Staff training
For more information:
Exceptional Family Member Program Coordinator
Army Community Service
USAG-Rock Island Arsenal