Selected Community Events
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
Sensory Modalities Workshop
Barbara Olson Center of Hope--3206 N. Central Avenue, Rockford, IL
This workshop will look at some of the strategies used to support persons with sensory defensiveness or autism. We will explore what these modalities are and how they may help the people using them. We will look at the relationship between environment and social expectations and how this affects people with sensory processing dysfunction or autism. We will then look at how sensory modality may better support an individual in a given situation. General Public fee is $85.00. Intersect members receive reduced price of $45.
Vickey Alexander, 815-964-9275
Alzheimer's Understandin Early Memory Loss
Rockford Alzheimer's Office, 1111 S. Alpine Rd, Ste 307, Rockford
Understanding Early Memory Loss
Are you or someone you know concerned with changes in your memory?
If so, please attend Understanding Early Memory Loss. In this two-hour Alzheimer's Association workshop you will learn:
• About memory loss, including Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia
• Common symptoms
• Strategies for coping
• Resources, programs and services available to help you.
Lorita Ooyen @ 815-484-1300