MINNEAPOLIS -- April is Autism Awareness month and the 18th Annual Minnesota Autism Conference is going on now at the Double Tree Hilton in Minneapolis.
Saturday will feature Autism Community Day at the Conference until noon with an activities fair open to the whole family. A resource fair and a variety of exhibitors featuring products and services will also be available at the fair.
Cost is $20 for adults and free for children ages 12 and under.
Guests can attend a variety of Breakout Sessions on topics including "Using Story and Fun to Teach Reluctant Learners," "Biomedical Issues from an Autistic Perspective," and "Autism & Adolescence."
A Peer Gathering for Independent Adults with ASD will also take place at the conference today, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon.
At the Minnesota Autism Conference, which has been taking place since Wednesday, world-renowned speakers, educators, professionals and parents have had a platform to exchange knowledge and ideas with one another - all with the goal of enhancing the lives of those touched by autism.
For more information on the services and resources available through the Autism Society of Minnesota, please visit www.ausm.org.
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