Strengths and Challenges: Examining the Unique Needs of Individuals with Angelman Syndrome

CLOSED | June 26, 2014
1:00 PM ET

Individuals with Angelman Syndrome have highly complex physical, communication, self-help, and learning needs. This presentation will focus on specific strategies that parents and families have found to be effective across a wide variety of activities, school placements and settings. The focus of this research included a wide range of topics related to AS, including the genetic subtypes, behavior and social issues, mobility, ADLs, communication, medical and other quality of life indicators. It is critical that educators and service providers have a clear picture of these students in order to provide them with the optimal, appropriate educational experiences and placements. Families of individuals with Angelman Syndrome as well as general and special educators, administrators, and other service providers are encouraged to attend this training session. Ultimately, by understanding the characteristics, strengths, needs, and challenges of individuals with AS, all stakeholders will be better prepared to fully include individuals in all domains, social, educational, family, community, etc.

Presented by: Jodi Duke & David Lojkovic

As a result of attending this session, participants will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge about AS including specific information about student’s behavior and social issues, mobility, ADL’s, and communication abilities.
  • Gain insight into the interests, thoughts, and needs of parents of students with AS.
  • Be better equipped to work with students with AS and their families in a positive, collaborative manner.


Individual Registration
Member: Free
Non-member: $70

Group Registration
Member: Free
Non-member: $100

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