TORRINGTON — LARC’s Autism Resource Center offers a webinar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, via GoToMeeting, with Beth Lambert, BCBA, LBA, who will discuss the techniques available to teach an autistic child to tolerate having his or her hair cut and teeth brushed.

These techniques include materials needed to practice, where to practice, how to prevent distress, how to react if the child becomes distressed and reinforcement for toleration

Ms. Lambert will discuss how toleration skills are taught and show videos of techniques being used.

There is no fee for this webinar. 

Those interested may RSVP and receive the webinar link by emailing Kathy Riberdy at

LARC’s Autism Resource Center provides free webinars on topics that are helpful to families with children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder. 

The center will be open in the summer of 2021, when programs and services will be available. The goal of the center is to help families enable their children and young adults with autism to live full lives in the community.

The Arc of Litchfield County (LARC) is a nonprofit agency in Northwest Connecticut founded in 1964 by families to support loved ones with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

On a daily basis, LARC serves 200 individuals with disabilities throughout Northwest Connecticut. 

Services include residential group homes, in-home supports, transportation, day and employment programs.

LARC’s Social Enrichment program provides critical respite and recreational opportunities for 120 such as group outings, social gatherings and Special Olympics. 

LARC’s Camp MOE program provides an integrated day camp setting for 312 children to develop friendships, leadership skills, responsibility for self and respect for others.

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