Autism Spectrum Workshop
Presented by Steve Szalowski, LCSW-R
Spectrum Life Strategies Inc.
16 Saratoga Bridges Blvd., Ballston Spa
RSVP to Patty Paduano 587-0723 ext. 1254 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rules, expectations and routines for children and adolescents with HFA and Aspergers are very important. This workshop will go over the strength based perspective of children’s and adolescents need for structure and routine. Strategies for how to develop a unique template to address specific obstacles to healthy family functioning will be explored. The goal of the workshop is to develop more confidence in guiding the child toward functional independence.
Presenter: Steve Szalowski, LCSW-R graduated from Plattsburgh State with a BS in Human Services and the University at Albany with a Masters in Social Welfare. Before starting his practice in 2008 , he worked for the Center For Disability Services as a Pre-School Social Worker and Outpatient Mental Health Therapist specializing in the Autism Spectrum. Since 2008, he has worked on a systems approach to addressing the best practices for individuals on the Spectrum in the home, school and the community. The focus in the practice is Autism being a Developmental Difference not a Developmental Disability. For each of the last 3 years, Steve has developed and co-facilitated over 100 groups during the school year in Latham and Saratoga Springs for individuals on the Spectrum from 3rd grade to 12th grade. He coordinates Camp Spectacular a day camp for 3rd to 12th graders with Asperger Syndrome. He consults with staff of over 20 schools in the Capital Region annually. His office sees individuals ranging from age 3 to 60 working on strategies to develop functional independence in an ever changing world of social, school, work, and family expectations.