Apr
18
9:00 PM21:00

Great Bend Pilot Club sponsors second annual Autism Workshop.

Pilot Club will be sponsoring their second Autism Workshop at Barton Community College on Saturday, April 18, 2020 starting at 9:00 A.M. Our focus this year is Strategies for Children with Autism at Home and in the Classroom to teach educators, professionals and family members strategies to reduce anxiety and stress at home and in school for a child on the Autism Spectrum. Children with Autism exhibit higher levels of anxiety and stress particularly in social envoronments like school. Parents and professionas will learn how to recognize and understand the challenges children with Autism face. Skills on communication, language, sensory processing, attention span improvement and sharing through interactive play will be discussed as well as knowing what triggers aggressive and explosive behaviors in children with Autism and how to avert them.

Our keynote speaker is Beth Aune who is a pediatric occupational therapist & owner of Desert OT for Kids in California. She is co-author of Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom and Behavior Solutions in and Beyond the Inclusive Classroom. She loves working with children with special needs including Autism in their natural settings at school and providing ongoing information, support and strategies for teachers and paraeducators who work with these students on a daily basis. She believes that if a child has a behavior that is getting in the way of his learning…there is an explanation for that behavior…and there are practical solutions that can be easily and immediately implemented. Her two best tips for parents and teachers with special needs children is to celebrate and recognize his/her unique talents and gifts, rather than hyper-focus on “fixing” him/her. Focus on the strength areas and how they can be an assest to help with the weaker areas.

Jenni Halstead, RMTi consultant and RMTi intructor and occupational therapist assistant will return to demonstrate rhythmic movement applicable to children with Autism. RMT is a movement based, primitive reflex integration program that uses developmental movements, gentle isometric pressure and self-awareness to rebuild the foundation necessary to help overcome learning, sensory, emotional and behavioral challenges for children and adults.

Lindy McDaniel, MS Ed works for S.T.A.R Support West Central Kandas Special Education Cooperative. She will address communication and social engagement skills.Lindy engages children in embedded learning opportunities and functional skills.

We will also have a panel of parents, some fathers and siblings who will talk about their experiences as a family member of a child with Autism and will attempt to answer your questions.

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Oct
18
12:30 PM12:30

Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop Members

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Committe Members responsible for providing the Autism DIsorders Workshop are Betty Schneider, Marcia Johnson, Sally O’Connor, Janice Walker, Ros Neeland and Heather Quillin. Great Bend Pilot Club members assisted the committee on the day of the workshop. The workshop was a tremendous success with 92 people attending.

Autism Disorder Workshop main speaker Dr. Jim Ball explains different approaches when working with Autistic Children at the April 7, 2018 workshop.

Autism Disorder Workshop main speaker Dr. Jim Ball explains different approaches when working with Autistic Children at the April 7, 2018 workshop.

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Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Autism Workshop, Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Autism workshop was a success. 92 people attended the workshop even though the weather started off cold and snowy.  The speakers were awesome and very informative with wonderful handouts.

Dr Bell gives a lecture on Autism to a full room of professionals.

Dr Bell gives a lecture on Autism to a full room of professionals.

Members of the Autism Workshop Committee include Betty Schneider, Marcia Johnson, Sally O’Connor, Janice Walker, Ros Neeland and Hather Quillin. Allyson Burkhart is not pictured.

Members of the Autism Workshop Committee include Betty Schneider, Marcia Johnson, Sally O’Connor, Janice Walker, Ros Neeland and Hather Quillin. Allyson Burkhart is not pictured.

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Apr
7
8:00 AM08:00

Autism Spectrum Disorders Workshop

DONORS TO AUTISM WORKSHOP

$2,500.00 - Grant from Pilot International

$500.00 + John H. & Doris F. Graham Memorial endowment Fund

$100.00 +

Lovely LuLu Photography     Great Bend Cooperative Association

Dr. Joe Rosenberg, DDS     First Kansas Bank     Landmark National Bank  

$50.00 +

Dennis Keenan     Sally O'Connor     Arlene Zorn     Marc E Huslig, DDS

 

 

 

 


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Mar
14
11:00 AM11:00

Scholarships For Autism Spectrum Workshop

Scholarships are available for parents, grandparents and sibling of children on the Autism Spectrum. If you require a scholarship, complete the registration form and mail the form to Pilot Club of Great Bend, P.O. Box 502, Great Bend, Ks 67530.  You will receive notification by email when your registration has been accepted.

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