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Community Enrichment Night

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Sunday February 26, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
3830 South Cushman Fairbanks Alaska  (map)

Autism Society of Alaska

Monthly Community Enrichment Presentations


Topic: Sensory Processing

Date: February 27th, 2017

Time: 7-8:30 (Doors open at 6:30)

Location: Fairbanks Community Mental Health 3830 South Cushman Fairbanks Alaska


Workshop Description

An introduction and overview about Sensory Processing, issues associated with sensory processing (hypersensitivity/hyposensitivity), skills affected by sensory processing, and tools on managing Sensory Processing and activities to calm an overstimulated child.


Workshop Objectives

Understand Sensory Processing and how it impacts daily life

Learn strategies to manage Sensory Processing


About the Presenter

Theresa Sabens, OTR/L

Theresa grew up in Richmond, MI. She graduated from Baker College of Flint with a Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy in 2001. She worked with children and adults in home health care. She moved to Fairbanks in 2002 and has worked with children in private therapy as well as school therapy in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, Slope Borough School District, and Denali Borough School District.

Theresa is an Occupational Therapist and Owner of Building Blocks. At Building Blocks they provide Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language Therapy to children of all ages to help each child reach their fullest potential.

Why attend the Autism Society’s monthly community enrichment evenings?

The Autism Society Community Enrichment nights provide opportunities for individuals, families, caregivers and educators to learn what is available in their community, how to advocate or access specific services, and network as a community. The programs provide all attendees with information, additional support, and networking opportunities to improve the lives of individuals who experience autism and related developmental disabilities.




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