FRIDAY, APR. 27: April is Autism Awareness Month and there are still some fundraising and educational events taking place in the community. The separate events have been organized by Bermuda Autism Support and Education and Tomorrow’s Voices. For more information about autism in Bermuda visit www.bermudaautism.org or www.tomorrowsvoices.bm.
Workshop by Dr Troy Carr
April 28 —
Dr Troy Carr has a PhD in clinical child psychology and fellowship training in neuropsychological assessment at Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School.
This half-day seminar organized by BASE (Bermuda Autism Support and Education) will focus on students who exhibit problems with attention/executive functioning, learning difficulties, and high functioning autism. Educators and parents who understand how these student challenges are diagnosed, how there can be strength as well as weakness, and what strategies work best, can better manage them in the classroom and at home.
This seminar gives you practical classroom-tested tools to reach every student.
You will learn how to successfully understand and intervene with reluctant, hyperactive, or even disconnected learners in new ways. You’ll get positive, practical, research-based strategies that can increase achievement and minimise behavioral disruptions in the classroom. Many children who struggle feel misunderstood. The seminar hopes to allow us to better understand and make school a better experience for students, teachers and parents.
Takes place from 9am to 12pm (BEC approved for three professional development hours) at Prospect Primary Assembly Hall. Entrance is $15 for members or $25 for non-members.
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org by today. Payment can be made online to HSBC account number 010-045771-012.
For more information about Dr Carr visit his website at www.troycarr.com.
Get Puzzled scavenger hunt
April 28 —
Tomorrow’s Voices has a group of young professionals (18 to 29 years old) called the DATs (Day After Tomorrow) group who assist them in fundraising, volunteering, and raising awareness of Autism and Developmental Disabilities among their peers.
They are holding a scavenger hunt throughout the City of Hamilton for the centre. The event has been called Get Puzzled because puzzle pieces are the universal symbol for autism.
The event is on April 28th from 7pm onwards in and around the City of Hamilton. Anyone interested in joining should email email@example.com for details.
All proceeds will benefit Tomorrow’s Voices. Tickets will be $10 per person. This is an over 18’s event.
Saturday social skills group
April 28 —
Tomorrow’s Voices has a Social Skills group designed to build pro-social behaviours and increase the functional life and daily living skills of the youth in its programme.
The programme consists of both developmentally disabled and typically developing youth.
In celebration of Autism Awareness Month they will be cleaning up the nature trail near its Centre in Smiths.
The charity has partnered with Keep Bermuda Beautiful and Nikita Robinson from HOTT 1075 — The Ladies Room will also be joining them.
Anyone wishing to volunteer should call or email Tomorrow’s Voices on 297-4342.
Eat! Shop! Give!
Various stores and businesses across the island are offering discounted prices during the month of April. Visit Tomorrow’s Voices website to see participating stores and businesses.
The site is: www.tomorrowsvoices.bm.