CANCELED — Free Workshop: Teaching Safety Skills to Children with ASD

We apologize.

Based on recommendations from the CDC and Illinois Department of Human Services to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Florissa is closed to the public until further notice. We will inform you of the re-scheduled date of the Autism: Teaching Safety Skills to Children with ASD as soon as a new date becomes available.

Autism: Teaching Safety Skills to Children with ASD

This workshop will help parents determine the safety needs of their children and learn how to teach targeted safety skills using Social Stories, visual supports, rules and guidelines, as well as how to allow children to practice safely, as needed. The target audience for this presentation is parents of children with ASD and related disabilities. Teachers, social workers and other professionals can also benefit from this workshop. 2.0 hours of Continuing Education credits for attending the April 2nd evening session.

  • “Teaching Safety Skills to Children with ASD”
  • April 2, 2020 | 6pm to 8pm
  • Dixon Elks Lodge, 1279 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon, Illinois.

Registration can be completed by visiting:

Registration deadline for the April 2 training is March 25th. Registrations is FREE. Any questions you may have, direct to Candice Helfrich at 815-288-1905 or

Presenter & Facilitator: Mary J. Wrobel

Mary Wrobel is the author of Taking Care of Myself, a hygiene, health, puberty and personal safety curriculum for students with ASD and related disabilities. Her book won the Autism Society of America Outstanding Literary Work of the Year Award – Educational Division for 2004. Her most recent book, Taking Care of Myself 2, is a guide for teens and young adults with ASD, and covers the topics of hygiene, health, public behavior, relationships, person safety, and sex and sexual relationships. She has also contributed to two previously published books: Autism 101 Manual and Asperger’s and Girls.

Ms. Wrobel is a teacher and speech-language pathologist who has taught and worked with students with autism and other disabilities for more than 25 years. As a consultant, she trains both parents and teachers in communication and language approaches, behavior strategies, academic/curricular modifications, safety instruction, as well as health, hygiene, puberty and personal safety.

This workshop has been provided by your friends at: Florissa, Kreider Services, Kreider Alliance, TAP – The Autism Program of Illinois, and Easterseals.

P: (815) 288-1905 F: (815) 288-1935 | 144 North Court, Dixon, Illinois