Health Counseling Services

7851 Metro Parkway, Suite 250
Bloomington, MN 55425

Date(s) - 05/30/2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Autism is a complex condition.  People with Autism typically experience anxiety, hypersensitivity to sensory input, and “mind-blindness.”  These factors often make it difficult for those with Autism to relate to others.  In this course you will learn the patterns of behavior associated with Autism as well as ways to improve social interactions and communication.

Higher on the autism spectrum, formerly known as Asperger’s syndrome, brings difficulty into interpersonal relationships, job performance, and restricted behaviors. Living independently and performing well in a job are difficult tasks, even though people with a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome (or people higher on the autism spectrum) have normal to high IQs.  By learning more about the nature and symptoms of this syndrome, you can gain a fresh perspective on how to interact with people that are higher on the autism spectrum.

In this course you will:

  • Learn the differences between a neurotypical brain and a brain operating in the autism spectrum
  • Gain a better understanding of the behaviors present in the autism spectrum
  • View video clips that provide valuable insight on the autism spectrum
  • Discuss how to set realistic goals for the people you serve

Program and direct care staff, nurses, social workers, and job coaches will benefit from this workshop.

Course Information

  • Course materials, refreshments and lunch are included in the course fee
  • Pre-registration is required, register early! Class size is limited
  • Video/audio taping of courses is prohibited

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the course.  The course fee will be charged if cancellation is made in less than 24 hours.  Registration is transferable to another person.

About the instructor

Karen Finck, APRN, CNS, is an expert in psychiatric nursing and president of HCS. An engaging speaker, Ms. Finck lectures throughout Minnesota on mental health topics. She adeptly uses humor and presents real-life anecdotes from her experiences in the field. She provides not only an understandable theoretical framework, but offers practical approaches as well.

Continuing Education

This course is designed to provide 5.25 clock hours.

If you are interested in having a course presented at your facility, CLICK HERE to contact Karen Lilla.


Bookings are closed for this event.