Information meeting offered for families of children with autism

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Public Health & Human Services Dept. • 320 West Second Street, Suite 605 • Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 726-2096 •

Linnea Mirsch




February 22, 2017

CONTACT: Laura Birnbaum, Social Worker


Information meeting offered for families of children with autism 

St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services, along with the Autism Society of Minnesota, will host two informational meetings for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), to highlight strategies for safety both at home and in the community  The meetings will be:


Wednesday, March 8, 5:30 p.m.

Duluth Regional Care Center (DRCC), 5629 Grand Avenue, Duluth


Thursday, March 9, 5:30 p.m.

Mt. Iron Community Center, 8586 Enterprise Drive South, Mt. Iron


The information sessions will include a light dinner, followed by a presentation. Supported activities for children will be provided.


The program will focus on the strengths and challenges of ASD, along with patterns of development, executive function, sensory processing and emotional regulation. Parents and caregivers will learn evidence based strategies for supporting those on the spectrum, as well as how to identify common dangers faced at home and in the community for children with ASD and strategies to plan for and manage them before and during a crisis.


The information sessions are made possible through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. To learn more or to register for one of the sessions, contact Laura Birnbaum, St. Louis County Social Worker, at (218) 726-2492 or