Saturday, October 26, 2013

22nd annual Texas Autism Conference

The 22nd annual Texas Autism Conference was held at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, on October 17-18. Keynote Speaker was Dr. Patrick Schwarz, professor, and motivational speaker. The conference is sponsored by the Texas Education Agency, and coordinated by the Education Service Center, Region 2. ASRC staff and board members participated in a presentation, and staff also took part at the welcome reception and parents panel, along with 2 other parents.

ASRC hosts 2 events for Fire Prevention Week

ASRC Program Director Monica Jimenez-Brown organized 2 events this month, on fire prevention. Corpus Christi Fire Department Captain James Brown spoke at a dinner on October 8, on general fire safety. Having a fire safety plan in place at home can save lives. On Saturday, October 12, Fire Station #1 hosted a tour of their station for the families. Children and their parents learned how firefighters answer calls, how they spend their shifts at the fire station, and saw fire trucks up close. They even saw a fire fighter dress up in his uniform, which is called bunkers. The children and adults who attended had a great time learning the operations at a fire station.