Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Considerations for Naturalists

  • January 31, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wood Lake Nature Center


MNA has partnered with Autism Society of Minnesota

's Eric Ringgenberg to bring you Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Considerations for Naturalists. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neuro-developmental disorder. In this session we will talk about what ASD is (and isn't), different ways that ASD can impact how someone thinks, behaves, and interacts, and effective strategies to promote success across environments. Specific considerations for naturalists will be discussed to understand how individuals with ASD can benefit from exposure to and engagement with the natural world.


There will be a virtual option, please register and include your email to receive a Zoom link for the workshop.

Speaker Bio: Eric Ringgenberg is the Education Program Director for the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM). He has a Bachelor of Science in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a Master of Arts in Special Education- Autism Spectrum Disorders from the University of St. Thomas. Additionally, Eric has extensive experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum in multiple settings and capacities, as well as coordinating implementation of evidence-based practices.
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