News and Events
"Food Fight!" Nutritional Strategies for Children with ASD and Their Families
Thursday, Jan. 29; 7-9 p.m.
St. David's Center, Gym
Research has proven that children with ASD have numerous nutrient deficiencies and gastrointestinal disorders that contribute to poor health and behavioral symptoms. They also often have sensory issues, food refusal and peculiar cravings make it difficult to introduce healthier foods. Anne Kelly, M.D., M.P.H., will present information on the use of whole food powders to make nutrient-rich shakes that are affordable, dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free, and discuss strategies that will simplify the nutrition routine for the whole family.
Cost for the event is $25 for St. David's Center families, who should select "AuSM Member" for membership status when registering. Learn more about the presentation, and register through AuSM's website.
Immediate openings in Speech Therapy
Families looking to immediately enroll their children in speech therapy are encouraged to contact our helpful navigators about getting started in services at St. David's Center.
Our Speech Therapy program has immediate openings for flexible families. Afternoon appointments beginning at 1 p.m. or later are available.
Give us a call at 952.548.8700.
Early Childhood Education enrollment open for Summer/Fall 2015
Our high-quality preschool and childcare program is now accepting applications for Summer 2015 and the 2015-'16 School Year. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to submit yours early!
Attend our Job Fair!
Thursday, Feb. 5; 4 - 7 p.m.
St. David's Center, Minnetonka
Do you want to make a difference in the life of an individual with special needs? St. David's Center is now hiring part-time personal care assistants, direct support professionals, therapeutic recreation support staff, mental health skills training practitioners and autism spectrum disorder support services practitioners.
Come to our job fair to learn more about the flexible scheduling available with these positions, speak with our hiring managers, and set up interviews. You'll have the chance to win a $50 gift card just for attending. If you have any questions, please contact our recruiter, McKenzie Polacheck, and visit our employment page for more information about what it's like to work for St. David's Center.
Media covers St. David's Center Symposium on Buffering Children from Toxic Stress
St. David’s Center hosted three leaders in the field of child development to educate the community on the impact of toxic stress on childhood brain development, and the ways in which early intervention can buffer that stress. Dr. Megan Gunnar, Dr. Martha Erickson, and Dr. Anne Edwards presented foundational and current research in that scientific area, the importance of parents and caregivers in increasing resiliency and promoting optimal development, and the role members of the medical community are beginning to play in identifying and addressing toxic stress.
In the room with community professionals was KSTP 5, who stopped by to report on the symposium. Watch the story to get a summary of the day's presentation.