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Canyons offering free workshops on autism

SANDY — Anyone looking for information about autism and Aspergers syndrome is invited to attend a series of classes offered by the Canyons School District’s Office of Special Education.

The classes, which are free, will take place on Tuesday, March 22, and Wednesday, April 13, from 4:15-7 p.m. at the Canyons Administration Building East, 9361 S. 300 East.

During the classes, Melisa Geneaux, a consultant and trainer who focuses on autism spectrum disorders, will cover behavior strategies for home and school, executive functioning strategies, and how to cope with anxiety and depression. Geneaux works with school districts across the country, providing support for parents and teachers looking for help with behavior and classroom management, social skills instruction and special education legal compliance. Supplemental materials and resources will be distributed at each class.

To register, contact Shela Barker at shela.barker@canyonsdistrict.org with your name, phone number and the dates you wish to attend. Write “Focus on Autism” in the subject line.