The next ASpire meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 1, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Heartland AEA Office in Ames (511 South 17th St.).

The topic for this meeting will be: "Managing Your Child’s Challenging Behaviors." Our presenter will be Kristen Bloch, Challenging Behavior and Autism Services, with Heartland AEA.

Attendees will learn the importance of building positive relationships, designing supportive environments, and teaching strategies. Learn why rewards and punishment are insufficient and why sometimes behavior remains problematic, even after our best efforts. This parent workshop will offer strategies and intensive supports for parents of children with more challenging behaviors.

Registration is recommended, since those in attendance will receive a DVD and booklet.