Presentation series on autism starts Monday

Austin’s Community Learning Center is offering a series of presentations, beginning Monday, in recognition of April as Autism Awareness Month.

The first presentation “Andrew’s Story — A Journey Back from Autism” is Monday in the Austin High School Annex Auditorium from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Julie Heinks will talk about her family’s journey with Autism and the book she wrote about it.

Future presentations take place at the high school through May.

A “First Signs Program” takes place Monday, April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.; “Strategies for Working with Children with ASD” will be presented Monday, May 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.; and an “ASD Young Adult Panel” is Monday, May 17 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The presentations are open to the public and registration for each is $10.

Registration can be completed online at www.austin.k12.mn.us or by calling 460-1700.