The Traveling Tinkers: The European Expedition Exhibit
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL 61102
Traveling Tinkers: The European Expedition Exhibit. January 18-April 13 Robert Tinker spent a nine month journey touring the European continent, visiting one wonderful place after another. Throughout his travel, Robert kept a diary chronicling every event with vivid accounts of the different places he saw, the buildings, landscapes, and the people he met. At each of his destinations, he would sketch an image as a keepsake for the mystical places that he saw and a reminder of where he had been. With the help of his dairy and his amazingly detailed sketches, you will take the same journey as Robert and hear about the places through his own pen as you see how places have changed or remained the same in over 150 years. Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL 61102. 815-964-2424. www.tinkercottage.com
Sensory Processing & the Effects on Learning & Behavior
Barbara Olson Center of Hope
Workshop Instructor: Theresa (Tess) McCarty Oster OTR/L. This 3-tiered workshop is offered to professionals, teachers, and parents of teens and adults with autism and other sensory dysfunction; to provide a better understanding of the sensory systems and how they relate to function and behavior in individuals with autism and sensory dysfunction. This training will help to prepare staff working with individuals with autism or sensory dysfunction and families with a variety of tools to support the development of daily living skills and programming. It will stress how to achieve purposeful interactions; what can happen when sensory systems are not working efficiently, and what intervention might match a sensory need. This workshop will be offered over three days. Training on Day One would be available to all staff and interested parties. Days Two and Three will be available to professional staff only. Cost is $85 - $350, and Intersect for Ability members receive a reduced rate. Please contact Vickey for further pricing information.
Vickey Alexander, 815-964-9274