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Project DADS offers workshop

Free one-day workshops for fathers of young children with disabilities will be led by two New Mexico State University professors June 19 and 26, and other Saturdays to be announced.


Robert Ortiz and Stephen Stile, co-directors of NMSU's Project DADS (Dads as Developmental Specialists), will lead the workshops at the Las Cruces Teacher's Center, 821 E. Lohman.

The workshops are for fathers and other male family members of newborns through 5-year-olds with disabilities or who are at risk for disabilities. The workshops will focus on ways fathers can help their children learn to read and write.

NMSU, the New Mexico Department of Education and the New Mexico Department of Health are sponsoring the workshops. Breakfast will be provided by Tresco Outreach and Training Services (TOTS) at Roberto's restaurant.

Pre-registration is required. For more information persons can call (505) 646-8124 or 646-2402.

The workshops are part of an ongoing NMSU training project for fathers. In July, Stile will travel to Sydney, Australia, to present Project DADS workshops at an International Association of Special Education conference titled "Overcoming Great Barriers."