Dominican to host autism resource fair

“Connecting People To Resources,” an autism information and resource fair co-sponsored by Dominican University of California, will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, on the Dominican campus from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The fair, free to the public, is presented by the Marin Autism Lecture Series in conjunction with Marin Autism Collaborative.

 Mini workshops and child care will be offered and vendors, including Dominican’s Department of Education and Department of Occupational Therapy, will be in attendance at Conlan Recreation Center. Students from Dominican’s education and OT departments will distribute information about the program and how OTs work with autistic children. Other students will help direct fair goers to mini workshops at Angelico Hall, Guzman Hall and Meadowlands Assembly Hall.

To register for mini workshops ($15 per hour fee), contact fair director Karen Kaplan at (415) 497-3751 or email

 The morning mini workshops, led by “Special Needs Financial Planning Assessment” and “How To Support And Implement Positive Behavior Within The Home For The Child With ASD,” begin at 9:30 a.m. and run through 11 a.m. The next mini workshop schedule starts at 11:15 a.m. and will be staged until 12:45 p.m. It will include “Legal Special Needs Trust Planning 101,” “Preparing Our Teens To Work” and “Strategies to Improve Your Child’s Sleep.”

For more information about child care or becoming a vendor, contact Kaplan.