The Foundations and Basic Application of HANDLE®, Levels I & II    Presented by: Elizabeth Frishkoff, MSW, Certified HANDLE Instructor

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Contact Elizabeth Frishkoff of HANDLE of New England 

P.O. Box 454, Great Barrington, MA 01230 413-528-0477  

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Reccomended Reading:  The Fabric of Autism,  by Judith Bluestone  

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Friday September 20, 2013 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST,    Saturday, September 21, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST         Sunday, September 22, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST

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The Foundations and Basic Applications of HANDLE®

Instructor: Elizabeth Frishkoff                                           When                                                                              

Friday, April 19, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM                   

Saturday, April 20  9:00 PM to 5:00PM                     Sunday, April 21 9:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Hampton Inn, Charlottesville, VA

Frustrated by a loved one’s social or academic behaviors? Seeking effective non-drug treatment for challenges of daily living?

This 12-hour introductory course teaches the Foundations and Applications of HANDLE as it applies to a wide variety of Neurodevelopmental differences. Participants will have an opportunity to look beyond the labels at the underlying causes of conditions such as: ADD/ADHD, Sleep issues, Learning disabilities, Behavior challenges, Autism Spectrum Disorders and more. Begin to see behaviors as communication with new “HANDLE eyes” and learn unique HANDLE activities that can be applied immediatly in the classroom, home and clinic setting.

The Holistic Approach to NeuroDevelopment and Learning Efficiency

 JB w/ chilcHANDLE® was developed by Judith Bluestone, an award-winning educator and pioneer in applied neuroscience.  It offers a new paradigm that sees behaviors as communication, which provides a unique perspective for gaining insights and increasing compassionate understanding. Founded on an interactive, developmental model of human functioning, HANDLE directly addresses underlying neurodevelopmental irregularities, rather than simply providing short-term solutions. 

HANDLE draws upon knowledge from many different disciplines and provides families, caregivers, educators and therapists a gentle, effective, holistic and non-drug solution to challenging conditions and perplexing situations.

HANDLE has helped families across the nation and around the world to achieve significant results with walking, talking, writing, attending and memory.  HANDLE supports individuals of all ages with both lifelong and acquired challenges.

"I am seriously impressed. This work touches the nerve of virtually everything taking place in our current cultural crisis of childhood."            - Joseph Chilton Pearce, author Magical Child, Evolution’s End, and other books

"HANDLE has taught me techniques that are simple yet inexpensive..... I have seen dramatic and drastic changes in the clinets with whom I incourporate HANDLE activities.     - Gail Buchanen, Phyiscal Therapist

    No one is too old for HANDLE     Helping Extraordinary People Do Ordinary Things

    Thank you again Elizabeth, I really appreciated the opportunity and the information. I was surprised how willing (my son’s team was) to implement the suggestions I brought into his new IEP. They were in total agreement and could  see how the changes would benefit him. For once I feel empowered to help – as a mom that is a tremendous benefit.                       Debra D., Mom of a special needs child 

    For more information on The HANDLE Institute, a training and research organization, and for links to qualified HANDLE providers visit: or (541) 639-1588

    More about the course instructor:


    Elizabeth is a certifed HANDLE Practitioner and Instructor Level 2 and has been working with the HANDLE approach for 15 years in Clinical, Home-based, Waldorf and public school settings. She consults throughout New England. Her private practice is based in Great Barrington, MA where she serves clients with a wide range of life and learning challenges.


    (Please note: Credit Card Payments only possible with on-line advanced registration. Payment at the door is cash or check only)

    Full Price is $325 or for Parents/Teachers of special needs individuals $235

    Early Registration before August 31, 2013 $275 or Parents/Teachers of special needs $200


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