CCARC sets workshop for families dealing with child's autism

Published on Friday, 15 March 2019 20:31
Written by Karla Santos

@KarlaSantosNBH

NEW BRITAIN - CCARC will be hosting a free workshop series to benefit families of children with autism starting on March 21 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at 950 Slater Road.

These workshops will be held monthly with the goal of providing information to families of teenagers and young adults with autism spectrum disorder.

These sessions are design to empower the families with knowledge and considerations that they will need to address as their child transitions beyond secondary education.

How to help people with autism, how to access the most appropriate resources and which services are available are some of the many concerns that will be addressed in these workshops.

Dr. John Molteni, of the Autism Center at Hospital for Special Care, will take part in the first workshop. Molteni will feature the presentation “Goals and Objectives of Transition: Is Your Child Receiving the Outcomes That You Want?”

Tools and training needed to enter the workforce will be addressed in future workshops. Other topics include how to live more independently, participating in social and recreational activities, accessing services at the state level and planning for the child’s financial future.

The Autism Workshop Series is provided through a grant from The Catalyst Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.

To register or to learn more about these workshops in benefit families of children with autism contact CCARC’s Julie Erickson at 860-229-6665 ext. 173 or jerickson@ccarc.com. To learn more about CCARC and ways to donate, visit www.ccarc.com .

Karla Santos can be reached at 860-801-5079 or ksantos@centralctcommunications.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Friday, 15 March 2019 20:31. Updated: Friday, 15 March 2019 20:34.