“The HANDLE® Approach to the Autism Spectrum,” a 12-hour workshop for professionals and parents, will be offered in Montlake Terrace, Washington, on Jan. 26-27, 2013, from 9 am to 5 pm, at Health Research Associates, 6505 216th St. SW.
The 12-hour introductory course teaches the foundations and applications of HANDLE through the lens of the Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is a unique opportunity to understand the process through which Judith Bluestone, author of The Fabric of Autism, developed her theories of autism. Bluestone received the Jefferson Award and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis award in 2004 for her innovative work in creating HANDLE.
HANDLE – Holistic Approach to Neuro-Development and Learning Efficiency – is a gentle, non-drug alternative that helps the brain form new neural connections and patterns, reorganizes the sensory/motor systems, and helps to relieve stress. It is a highly effective therapy that enhances all forms of learning. The HANDLE Institute was headquartered in Seattle from 1994 until 2009. We are thrilled to bring this Introductory level course back to Seattle, as it has not been available in this area since 2009.
In this 2-day workshop participants will:
- Begin to understand perplexing behaviors by recognizing the underlying neurological irregularities which they communicate.
- Learn how to use Gentle Enhancement® to prevent crises, support healthy development, and help individuals reach their life and learning goals.
- Gain a toolkit of gentle, effective activities which you can use to reduce stress, and improve learning and focus
Taught by Certified HANDLE Practitioner and Instructor Dror Schneider, who has an adult child on the autism spectrum, it is open to everyone. For those wanting to continue training in the HANDLE certification courses, this course counts as the required level 1 & 2 courses combined.
Cost: $350. Register with a friend for a $25 discount each.
For more information and to register go to:
or contact Peg Simon, Certified HANDLE Practitioner, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at 425-778-3082. Peg, who lives in Edmonds, is the local sponsor of the course.