Scholl Community Impact Group & Blazing a New Trail Autism Support Group  (501c 3 non- profit organization) is hosting a presentation on a different approach to communicating with persons with Autism, with Char Brandl, author of the See Us SMART.
Char Brandl served as a special education teacher from 1966 through 2003, working primarily at the elementary school level with students who were given labels such as "cognitively disabled" (moderate/severe), "multi-handicapped" or autistic.  In 1992, she learned about & started using Facilitated Communication. This method uses a laptop or tablet to communicate through symbols or typing in order for families to communicate.
She will talk about her experiences, give some background on the movement to teach typing as a means of communication and share some practical suggestions that might be helpful to those who have family members or students with similar challenges.
The lecture will be held on August 27th  from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Waters of Minocqua, 8116 Hwy 51 South, Minocqua.
There is a $10 fee which is tax deductible payable at the door. Please RSVP to Kelly at 715-543-2287.