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    Conrad - Working in the Arts with Children on the Autism Spectrum

    This is a full day workshop, with a half-day follow-up, is intended for teachers, teaching artists, staff of art organizations, and paraprofessionals. The full day workshop will include a morning discussion of characteristics/ behaviors of children on the autism spectrum and strategies/interventions to help engage learners in the classroom setting. This will be followed by an afternoon engaged in arts activities designed to support the creative participation of children on the autism spectrum.

    The follow up date will allow participants to come together for a second time and engage with our teaching artist for an informal conversation about what’s working and where there is opportunity for change.

    Space for both dates will be limited so don’t delay!

    Our autism specialist will be Brett Gilleo, LLC of Big Sky Therapeutic Services in Great Falls, who works extensively with children on the spectrum, as well as families and teachers, to support successful learning experiences.

    Our teaching artist will be Marlene Schumann, M.Ed. Marlene has her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Montana State University and her BA in Art and Mass Communication. She specializes in assessment strategies for learners of all abilities.

    Full day workshop is April 5, 2014. Follow up is May 10, 2014.

    Full day workshop is 9:00am - 4:00pm Half day follow up is 9:00am - Noon

    Conrad Public High School
    308 S. Illinois Street, Conrad, MT 59425

    The workshop is FREE! The follow up day is FREE! But space is limited. Register by: March 28, 2014!

    Lunch will be included for full day workshop (April 5).
    On the follow-up half day, coffee/tea and snack will be included (May 10).

    For additional details and to register, contact:

    Cynthia Wood CM-Th, Executive Director 406◦549◦2984 or email: info@vsamontana.org VSA Montana PO Box 7225 ◦ Missoula ◦ MT ◦ 59807




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