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Parents of autistic children attend training workshop

By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Centers for Disease Control estimates one in 150 children born today will be diagnosed with autism. Parents of those children sometimes need a little guidance.  

Monday night, parents took notes at an Albany Advocacy Resource Center family workshop. It helps families dealing with autism or other developmental disabilities under the autism spectrum.

Educators explain the background of autism, behavior principals and strategies and techniques to help children.

"It's very important because the parenting skills that we all have are not the skills you need to deal with a child with autism. There's so much more that you need to know to deal with your child," said Albany ARC Director of Educational Programs Sonia Prescott.

There are three more nights of the workshop at the Judevine Center on West Broad Avenue and a few slots are still available. To sign up, call Sonia Prescott at 229-888-6852, extension 350.

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