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Newsletter - 18th March, 2013

Greetings in the first weeks of spring!

Workshops for teachers
This Saturday March 23 in Latvian National museum of History from 11.00 till 15.00 there will be a workshop for teachers and parents about children’s with ASD behavior in classroom.
Program:
-    How kids with ASD see and perceive the world – analysis of video;
-    Visual support for daily work in clasroom;
-    Relationship with classmates;
-    Models of cooperation kid-teacher-parent;
-    Presentation of methodological material for teachers working with kids with autism spectrum disorders;
-    Your questions and answers.
Please send your approval for participation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , so that we could copy handouts in correct quantity.

Conference April 2
On International Autism Awarness day on April 2 there will be a conference „Autism – what to do?”

 

Date and time: April 2, 2013, 11.00 – 17.00
Place: Baltic Psychology and Management Higher School, Lomonosova street 1/4, Riga.
Detailed program available on web page: www.autisms.lv
We invite you to apply for participation in the conference by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Exhibition
On April 2 we will open an exhibition in Torna street 4, 1B-201
As parents and teachers will be able to bring the art works to workshops on March 23, we will extend the work submission term. Feel free to submit works for exhibition by bringing them, sending by mail or scanned works by e-mail. After March 25 we will need your help for making the visual design for exhibition. If somebody has gray cardboards for collocation the art works, we will be very happy about it. As well as if somebody has ideas about mounting solution on the wall.

Animation workshops
Adults and kids who want to create their story in animation, are kindly welcomed to participate in animation workshop on April 2, applying in advance to e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for time allignment and receiving more detailed information.
In the middle of winter The Autism Society of Latvia in The Riga Film Museum was organizing first creative animation workshop. Here is the animation movie which was made in the workshop!
http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?v=355280511254630

Furnishing of Autism Information Centre
As you all know, we recently started to move into wonderfull space in the heart of Old Town. Thanks to everyone who found time and possibility to help with ideas and practical help with furnishing in previous week.
We have brought in the first furnitures. Thanks for the books, toys, games and puzzles. We will be very happy to have more books especially in different languages as well as office equipment, because we hope with time to create a library with books about autism, to strenghten research in Latvia as well as to give the opportunity for parents, teachers and support persons to educate.
We still have lot of work here, but we really hope that strating from April 2 we will be able to have first guests and strat organize support groups.

Forum in the home page
As you maybe have already noticed, our home page has one extra section – forum. This will be a place where you will be able to exchange information, share experiences, give ideas.

Fact – finding trip to Estonia
Thanks to everybody who managed to find time to meet with The Autism Society of Estonia and to get familier with examples of good practice in educational institutions, day care centers in Tartu and Tallin. Tkanks, I received the pictures, and we will wait with impatiance for written review from the participants of the trip for our home page.

Meeting of members on March 23
We would like to remind you that after workshop for teachers in Latvian National museum of History on March 23 from 15.00 – 16.00 there will be a meeting for members of The Autism Society of Latvia. We invite you all to participate, because we all have went our own way, and it is very important to gather experiences, views and combine our strengths for coordinated work in the future.

Finances
We would really appreciate every donation from individuals as well as legal persons, so taht we could invite guest speakers and provide attendance to events for free to anyone who is interested.  The Autism Society of Latvia has public benefit organization status, which provides tax incentives for donors.

Thanks again for support in the work, and hope to see you all soon!

Best wishes,
In the name of The Autism Society of Latvia
Līga Bērziņa
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