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Autism workshop presents SCERTS model

Autism workshop presents SCERTS model
Dr. Patrick J. Rydell will present strategies to address core challenges of

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 4, 2007)--A two-day autism spectrum disorder workshop
will be held at Northwest AEA on Jan. 24-25, 2008. Dr. Patrick J. Rydell
will present the Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and
Transactional Support (SCERTS®) model. He is the director for the Rocky
Mountain Autism Center in Littleton, Colo., and is the co-author of the
SCERTS® model.

The SCERTS® model is a comprehensive educational approach and
multidisciplinary framework and guide to directly address the core
challenges faced by children with autism spectrum disorders and related
disabilities, and their families.

The workshop is designed for educators, speech-language pathologists,
occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers,
paraprofessionals/teacher aides, resource coordinators and early
intervention and Part C providers.

The workshop is sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Autism Center. One graduate
credit is available through Adams State College and applications will be
provided at the workshop. Cost for the conference is $200 for both days, or
$300 for the two-day conference and a SCERTS® manual.

For more information or to register for this class, please go to Northwest
AEA's Web site at <> and
look under "Upcoming Events," or contact Jan Turbes at Northwest AEA at


With offices in Sioux City, Sioux Center, Cherokee, Denison, Ida Grove, Le
Mars and Onawa, Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) works in partnership
with public and accredited private schools in a 10-county area of northwest
Iowa to help assure that all children reach their full potential. The AEA
provides special education support services, media and technology services,
a variety of instructional services, professional development and leadership
to promote school improvement. The Iowa General Assembly created the state¹s
AEA system in 1975. It is widely regarded as one of the finest in the
country. For more information about Northwest AEA, visit

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