WEBINAR: An Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder/Autism Speaks Family Services Supports and Resources and Support Session 1

Autism Speaks LogoFamily Resource Center on Disabilities is happy to kick off Autism Awareness Month with two powerful webinars presented by Autism Speaks’ Manager of Community Outreach for the Midwest Region, Colleen Shinn.  These webinars are a two part of series:

Part One will focus on understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder and Resources available to parents of children with Autism.

Part Two will focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder and behavior.

Presenter: Colleen Shinn is the Manager of Community Outreach for the Midwest Region in the Family Services division of Autism Speaks. Prior to joining Autism Speaks, she most recently worked for Easter Seals as the Training Specialist and Manager of The Autism Program (TAP) Service Centers for Chicago and Rockford. She was responsible for the development and implementation of curriculum and staff development, comprehensive professional training for employees, families and professionals, supervision of full and part time employees, interns and clinical staff, local and national legislative activities, coordinating and leading the Autism Strategic Planning Committee, and extensive community outreach

Ms. Shinn is formally trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS,) and DIR Floor time. She is an active member on the Coalition Against Sexual Abuse of Children with Disabilities through the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center, the Midwest Autism Consortium, and the Illinois Autism Task Force.  Ms. Shinn is fluent in Sign Language and is a Board Certified and Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant with an extensive background in Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has more than 30 years of experience in Early Intervention, Inclusion, and Early Childhood Special Education. She has presented both locally and nationally on topics related to Autism.


Town Halls on Adult Services

Autism Speaks LogoAutism Speaks Chicago invites you to attend the
Adult Services Town Hall and Resource Fair to learn more about Housing, Residential Supports, and Community Living for Adults with Autism

Thursday, February 19, 2015
DePaul University – Cortelyou Commons
2324 North Fremont Ave | Chicago | IL 60614
6:30pm Networking and Adult Services Resource Fair
7:30pm – 9:00 pm Moderated Panel Discussion with
Local Residential Service Leaders and Advocates
and Audience Q&A

This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.
To register please visit: http://events.autismspeaks.org/TownHallChicago
For more information, please contact
(224) 867-8573

Autism Speaks’ Early Access to Care

Autism-Speaks LogoIs my child learning as quickly as other children?
Why isn’t my child speaking yet?
Is my child behaving normally?

Join us on Saturday, October 18, 2014
for a FREE 1 hour appointment

LOCATION: Educare Chicago
5044 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL

To schedule your appointment Call: Mary Rios at (224) 567‐8573 or
at mary.rios@autismspeaks.org
Register online:
www.autismspeaks.org/screening events

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