By Janet Hrezo, Brevard Staff
Staff at the Brevard Center attended a highly informative and entertaining workshop, “Managing the Emotional Rollercoaster of Asperger’s,” on January 18, part of a nationwide series of lectures on Asperger’s and LD. Proceeds from the program benefited the Student Educational Development Fund, a not-for-profit that provides scholarships for students with Asperger’s and Learning Differences who attend CIP.
Francine Britton, SEDF Coordinator, welcomed attendees and provided an overview of the SEDF. She also let us know about the upcoming opening of The Good Purpose Gallery, Studio and Performing Arts Center, a collaborative effort involving CIP and SEDF. Located in Lee, Massachusetts, it will promote the visual and performing arts talents of students on the spectrum.
The workshop’s main presenter, Tim Kowalski, is an author, nationally known expert on Asperger’s Syndrome and a licensed speech-language pathologist. He focused his presentation on how Asperger’s impacts academic performance. From diagnosis to interventions proven highly effective with this population, Mr. Kowalski gave the attendees a wealth of information.