Preparing for Middle School - A Workshop for PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS ONLY

When Apr 28, 2017
from 08:30 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Carolina Living & Learning Center 325 Russet Run Pittsboro, NC
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This one-day workshop is intended for parents/caregivers of children with ASD (primarily in general education settings) who will be transitioning into middle school. This work shop will focus on issues and information to help with their child’s transition: general information about middle school, accommodations and modifications, friends, bullying, stress, anxiety, relaxation, puberty, and hygiene. 

Parents/caregivers in attendance will receive a workbook to use with their child at home.  The format of this workshop includes presentations and large group discussions.  

Parents/Caregivers will:

  • Become informed about the Middle School setting and the differences from Elementary School 
  • Learn strategies to help their child transition to middle school
  • Review the learning and thinking styles of autism and be knowledgeable on how this can affect classroom learning and behaviors
  • Become familiar with different organizational strategies that can be helpful for the student in middle school with regard to completing in-class work and homework  
  • Have an understanding of strategies for addressing the increased social demands and challenges of puberty

Target Audience:

Parents of 5th graders with high functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome who will be headed into the middle school general education setting in 2017.

Interested parents of 4th graders are also invited to attend.


Katie Brady, LCSW Autism Specialist, Chapel Hill TEACCH Center
Linda Varblow, M.PH. Autism Specialist, Chapel Hill TEACCH Center


No CEUs will be offered for this course. 


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