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Gatchell School hosts workshop for parents of children with autism

Parents/guardians of children with autism in Rainbow Schools are invited to an ABLLS workshop on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at Gatchell School. The session will take place from 6:30 pm to 8 pm in the school gymnasium.

ABLLS is the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills, a tool for assessing language and learning needs. “It is most commonly used in the process of developing a program for children on the autism spectrum,” says Iva McNair, Principal of Gatchell School.

As part of the information session, parents will have an opportunity to learn more about the goals in Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and the alternative curriculum for students with special needs.

Parents/guardians interested in attending the workshop are asked to RSVP by Wednesday, January 21, 2009 to Iva McNair, Principal, Gatchell School, phone 674-1221 or email mcnairi@rainbowschools.ca. Please indicate if you will be requiring childcare, which will be provided at the school during the workshop.
“This is the first in a series of four evenings for parents/guardians being presented by Gatchell School and its School Council,” says Principal McNair. “Other topics include a resource make and take session for parents, an agency fair and a barbecue and Open House.”

Gatchell School is located at 31 Tuddenham Avenue in Sudbury. From downtown Sudbury, travel west on Lorne Street, turn right on Tuddenham Avenue and turn left at the stop sign at the top of the hill.  


Media Contact:

Iva McNair, Principal, Gatchell School,
Rainbow District School Board, 674-1221.