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Fall Conference on Autism: Brain Gym- An Approach to Using the Building Block Activities

Friday, October 12, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Owego, NY
Description: Please Join The Family Resource Network for Our Fall Conference on Autism.
Brain Gym: An Approach to Using the Building Block Activities

This presentation will provide methods and techniques for parents, teachers and therapists. Participants will walk away with the ability to immediately use the Building Block Activities at home, in classrooms, and during one-to-one therapy sessions. 

*The concept of movement-based learning is a way for us to begin to understand and apply the methods and techniques taught in this workshop.
*The methods and techniques practiced in this workshop are known as “The Building Block Activities.”
*The Building Block Activities, developed by Cecilia Koester, MEd, create a foundation for us to return to our natural, normal curious state of learning.
*These Building Block Activities are designed to enhance brain development and improve everyday life skills, behavior and functioning.

About our Speaker:
Cecilia Koester, MEd, founder of Movement Based Learning, Inc. Cecilia Koester is internationally known for her work with children and adults who are differently-abled. She has worked since 1979 with people of all abilities from typically functioning to those diagnosed with severe challenges. The wisdom and knowledge that she brings into a school setting, a workshop or a private home, opens the hearts and minds of every person she has the honor of meeting.

Cecilia has written two books, I Am the Child (1998, 2011) and Movement Based Learning For Children of All Abilities (2006, 2011). The courses offered by her corporation, Movement Based Learning, Inc. have grown to include two manuals, titled Interfacing Brain Gym with Children Who Have Special Needs (2004, 2013) and A Manual for Using and Teaching Developmental Movement Patterns: The Building Block Activities (201, 2017). All of her work clearly demonstrates how to use movement to address developmental needs thereby improving daily life skills, emotional well-being, and academic skills. In addition to authoring books and manuals, Cecilia now mentors others in how to teach the life-changing workshops that she has developed over the past 20 years.

This Conference will be held in two locations:

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Check in begins at 8:30am
Morning Session: 9am to 12pm
Buffet lunch included: 12pm to 1pm
Afternoon Session: 1pm-4pm
The Quality Inn
(formerly known as the Holiday Inn)
5206 State Highway 23
Oneonta, NY

Friday, October 12, 2018 
Check in begins at 8:30am 
Morning Session: 9am to 12pm 
Buffet lunch included: 12pm to 1pm 
Afternoon Session: 1pm-4pm 
Owego Treadway Banquet Center 
Terrace Room 
1100 Route 17 C 
Owego, NY 

Registration is required.

This conference is funded through a grant from the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.  Parents of individuals with OPWDD eligibility living in their family homes in Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga, or Tompkins Counties may register for free at familyrn.org.  Self-directing families will need to add "Autism Training" to their budgets prior to attending.  
There is a $30 fee for all other parents and providers to help cover the cost of food and materials.


There is a $30.00 fee for all other parents and providers. Payment must be made prior to the event. Payment is by Paypal or check only.

Checks can be mailed to:
The Family Resource Network
46 Oneida Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Please include with your check a phone number, the name of individual(s) registering and a postal address to send a receipt.

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Contact Information:
Robin Piefer