State autism specialist visits Telluride region in April

State autism specialist visits Telluride region in April

[click “Play” to hear Susan’s conversation with Brooke Young]

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Brooke Young

The Telluride region’s Autism Behavioral and Consultation Team (ABCT) received one of two model autism teams in the state just before Christmas.

The local team is headed by occupational therapist and yoga instructor Annie Ripper Clark. April is National Autism Month and in honor of the occasion, Clark’s mentor at the State level, Brooke D. Young, Autism Specialist/Senior Consultant, Colorado Department of Education in Denver, pays a visit to the district – Telluride, Ouray, Ridgway, Norwood and the West End – the week of April 19.

Among the activities planned for Young’s visit are a parent chat, and an assessment of basic language and learning skills (revised) training.

Young holds a masters degree from the University of Kansas in Special Education Disorders, and is working on her Ph.D. in the field. She is a nationally recognized authority on autism having authored or co-authored several widely read investigations in the field, among them: “Autism spectrum disorders: An encyclopedia for parents and educators” and “How to set up a structured classroom for students with autism,” now in press.

To learn more about why Clark’s district was honored as a Model Autism Team and what Young has planned for the region in terms of support and training, click the “play” button and listen to Young’s podcast.

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