• The Autism Education Series.

    Presented by

    April 2014.

About The Education Series
Introduction Video:
  • A Month Long
  • Series Dedicated
  • To Help Those
  • Affected By Autism

Microsoft and InSilico have partnered up for a month long series of speakers, workshops, and events, to help those affected by Autism. All throughout April, in honor of Autism Awareness Month, our two companies have teamed up with some of the top organizations and leaders within the special needs community to cover topics such as Autism 101, community resources, assistive technology, and more.

Please join us, free of cost, at the Microsoft Store at the Somerset Mall in Troy, for any of our April events.

With 1 in 88 children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, almost everyone is touched by Autism in some way. That is why, through this collaborative effort of communities, organizations, and families we hope to make a small yet impactful difference.

Please join us for a month of fun, educational, and important discussions, workshops, and activities. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you're ready.

Event Schedule - April 1st-31st

Every week in April InSilico and Microsoft will host a partner organization to cover an important topic within Autism.

Feel free to come to as many events as you'd like, however space is limited to please register ahead of time to ensure a seat.

*All events are free and will take place at The Microsoft Store at the Somerset Mall in Troy. Unless otherwise noted.

  • Autism 101 & Brunch Kickoff - Presented by Easter Seals
    April 5th & 6th, Saturday and Sunday, 9amShow More

    April 5th & 6th, Saturday and Sunday, 9am

    Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 100 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.

    The Michigan Chapter has created an intensive Autism care practice which does in depth seminars on topics related to family care and early development for children after they are diagnosed with Autism.

    Session 1 will cover 'Family Dynamics and Grief' providing an outline of what a family can expect following a diagnosis for their child and guidance on how to cope with the stressors associated with providing on-going care and support for their child. Followed by a keynote speech by Alex, a motivational speaker who has Autism.

    Session 2 will explain what Sensory Integration is, what can be affected and how it looks, as well as, where to find help. Easter Seals staff will go over communication: discuss typical communication, deficits common in children with ASD and what interventions can look like.

  • Educational Development - Autism Compass
    April 12th, Saturday 9amShow More

    April 12th, Saturday 9am

    The staff from Autism Compass help you walk through the process of developing an Individualized Education Plan.

  • Community Resources - Joint Presentation
    April 14th, Monday, 6pm Show More

    April 14th, Monday, 6pm

    ATTIC is a comprehensive resource center for assistive technology assistance affiliated with the Detroit Public Schools.

    JUMP START LITERACY! - Karen Tibbs Occupational Therapist License

    This presentation will focus on unique and exciting ways of engaging children with autism in literacy. There will be demonstrations of assistive technology that has been specifically used with children with autism yielding positive results.

    Participants will gain: • Visual literacy ideas • Kinesthetic literacy ideas • Auditory literacy ideas

    Jenell Williams from the Disability Network Oakland & Macomb will be presenting an overview of Assistive Technology applications which can be used to help enable people with disabilities to accomplish daily living tasks, assist with communication, education, etc.  The presentation will focus on resources for children with Autism including communication devices and many mobile applications that are currently available.

  • Henry Ford Autism
    April 21st, Monday, 6pm Show More

    April 21st, Monday, 6pm

    The Henry Ford Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) is a comprehensive center committed to improving the lives of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and developmental disabilities. We provide complete support and treatment options for children from birth through adolescence. Recently, we have been recognized by the State of Michigan as an approved Center of Excellence for reimbursable treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

    This presentation aims to help educate families and individuals about the resources that the Henry Ford Health System can provide in terms of diagnostic, intervention and support services that meet your child's unique developmental and medical needs. Our multi-disciplinary diagnostic team of experts work together to provide the best assessment and intervention options for your child.

  • Family Appreciation Day - At the Friendship Circle!
    May 4th, Sunday 3:30-5:30pm Show More

    For our final April event, we invite you and your entire family for a day of fun and educational activities. Presented by the Friendship Circle! The Friendship Circle will host our families and other community organizations at their amazing state of the art center on Sunday, May 4th from 3:30-5:30pm.

    Please note that this event will take place at the Friendship Circle located at: 6892 W Maple Road, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322

    Plus, meet other great local organizations on this day!

    Hyatt Global Technologies and CelTrac's mission is to keep families in contact with their loved ones and provide them security and a peace of mind. At HGT we know that there are moments where the ability to stay connected to your loved ones can be challenging. Therefore, we have developed a patented GPS smart watch that is designed to make the world smaller, allowing for loved ones to stay connected.

  • Register today! Help build a brighter world.

Register to be a part of our event series, and don't be afraid to bring a friend!

Sessions to be held: April 5th, 6th, 12th, 14th, 21st, and MAY 4TH.

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