FREE educational speaker series for the Autism community

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 7355 York Ave S Edina MN 55435  See map

The “John Lighty Series” was launched in 2006 for Minnesota Life College (MLC) participants, their families and the Twin Cities community.  It is an educational speaker series in which the goal is to inform and educate people in the area of learning differences.  MLC hosts national and local speakers that address topics such as learning differences, autism spectrum disorders, vocational support, teaching/parenting techniques, healthy initiatives, and independent living.  Our educational series offers continuing education credits to professionals and promotes a better understanding of needs within the LD community.


Minnesota Life College has partnered with the Southdale YMCA, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  The YMCA’s response to many unique issues impacting the community provides support through services focused on critical areas, such as child welfare, community health, job training, environmental education, and quality of life or family services.


Our September speaker in this FREE monthly series, Angela Makepeace, B.S., M.Ed., from Nutrional Weight and Wellness, Inc. in St. Paul and will talk about Foods for Great Energy.  She will be available on Thursday, August 16 from 6:30-7:30 pm.  Angela hs been an educator for more than 18 years, joining Nutrional Weight and Wellness as a nutrition educator in 2009.  She passionately teaches the importance of using real foods as the foundation for healthy living and to heal various health challenges.  She is especially adept at teaching parents and caregivers strategies to feed picky children and helping others become their own health advocate.


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