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Workshop on Aspergers and Autism: Understanding and Communicating With Your Grandchild at the North Andover Conference on Aging, 06/25/22, 10:30-11:20 AM
June 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Free
DESCRIPTION: This free workshop, offered by the North Andover Conference on Aging, is for grandparents who would like to better understand individuals with Aspergers or Autism. It helps grandparents and other family members understand the neurological differences that shape behavior, pose challenges, and are the source of unique abilities. Grandparents will learn how to better communicate with their grandchild, how to support the child’s parents, and how help their grandchild advocate for themselves effectively.
SPEAKER: Michele Cantara, AANE Neurodiversity Training Specialist has a 32-year-old autistic son who is avidly interested in aeronautical engineering. Michele spent more than 35 years in high technology and management consulting, focusing on intelligent business operations and change management. As Co-Director AANE Adult Services, she supported hundreds of adults on the spectrum as well as their parents and families. Now in the training department at AANE, she combines her knowledge of transformation and change management and her lived experience with autism to help individuals and organizations understand how to remove the barriers that get in the way of an autistic individual’s success.
AUDIENCE: This workshop is intended for grandparents, parents, and other family members of autistic individuals within commuting distance of North Andover.
WHEN: Saturday, June 25, 2022
TIME: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET
WHERE: North Andover Senior Center, 120 R Main Street, North Andover, MA
HOST: North Andover Conference on Aging