Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Free workshop focuses on autism

Autism: Interdisciplinary Approaches For School, Home, & Community will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 20 at the PLAEA office in Storm Lake. Rachell-Swanson-Holm, Iowa Regional Autism Assistance Program Coordinator and the CDC’s Act Early Ambassador for Iowa will give the welcome and opening comments.

The objectives of this no-cost training include: 

  • Describe Iowa’s plan to improve services and supports for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.
  • Describe Iowa’s Regional Autism Assistance Program (RAP) and Learn the Signs. Act Early. Program.
  • Identify evidence-based strategies to improve outcomes in school and at home for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Describe inclusion strategies for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Panel presenters include:

  •    Leslie Franzmeier-Autism Consultant
  •    Kris Taphorn-Special Education Consultant
  •    Karissa Walburg -Speech Pathologist
  •    Sara Westhoff-Speech Pathologist
  •    Marta Sandoval-Behavior Strategist
  •    Rebecca Bunnell-Family & Educator Partner

To register, please contact Rachell Swanson-Holm at or 515-955-8326.


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