Springbrook Hosts Speaker on Autism

Springbrook to Host Speaker on Autism

 Oneonta, NY: Springbrook, a leader in the care, education, and treatment of people with developmental disabilities, will host Barbara Boroson, Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) for two separate lectures related to working—and living—with people who are on the Autism spectrum.  The two lectures are set to take place on Friday, September 28th in the Family Engagement Center on Springbrook’s Main Campus at 105 Campus Drive in Oneonta.

 The first session will be held from 2:00pm-4:00 pm. This two-hour professional development workshop is titled “Reaching Students on the Autism Spectrum…AND the Parents Who Come With Them.” Educators who attend this lecture will learn different strategies that may allow them to better engage and teach students who are on the autism spectrum.

 Boronson had this to say about her first session: “Educators will discover “the hook”—a differentiated strategy for capturing, motivation, and engagement in all aspects of learning. We will also look at the communication challenges we face with our students—and at the entirely different set of communication challenges, we may face with their parents! Together we will explore ways to bridge gaps, minimize conflict, and maximize the learning potential for the students we serve.”

 The second session—which will be held from 7:00pm-8:00pm—is titled “Living on the Edge: Building Bridges Across the Autism Spectrum”. This 60-minute session will be geared toward parents of children who have autism. Following each session, Boronson will have copies of her book, Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Inclusive Classroom: How to Reach and Teach Students with ASD, available for sale.  

 Each of the two sessions offered promise to be informative and insightful for their respective audiences. As an author, speaker, and consultant in the field of Autism Spectrum Education, Barbara Boronson, LMSW, is sure to provide an invaluable perspective to all who attend.

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