FREE Seminar on Autism
Posted by Emilie Boyles (+255) 14 years ago
I know that this is in Glendive...but this is the first time the Shodair team has come to eastern Montana to present and Glendive is the only location. With expontentially growing numbers of people diagnosed with Autism nationwide, learning about autism can help businesses better understand customers (translating to more business and more profit), law enforcement better understand vulnerabilities and public safety issues, give families and teachers better tools for successful integration of students into the workplace, and individuals with autism or on the autism spectrum better life skills.

Autism: Causes and Management

A medical perspective presented by Shodair Children's Hospital Genetics Outreach Team.

Dr. John P. Johnson, M.D., F.A.A.P. and Katherine Berry, MS, C.G.C.

The Free Autism Seminar being offered in Glendive is at the invitation of the Parent Resource Center and the Local Advisory Committee on Mental Health. Shodair Children's Hospital team from Helena will address valid management options, parenting/discipline tips, and community stigma issues related to autism. The team will also address general information about autism, what happens during a genetics appointment, and available genetics services.

Who Should Attend: This seminar is appropriate for consumers, parents, educators, medical providers, employers, Law enforcement/Corrections staff, and the general public who would like to learn more about autism.

When: Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Glendive Public Library, 200 S. Kendrick, Glendive
Questions? Contact Pete Bruno at the Parent Resource Center at 406-377-7515

Cost: FREE
Posted by Bridgier (+9526) 14 years ago
It will be interesting to see if any anti-vaxers show up for this, and if they do, how they are handled by the presenters.
Posted by Kelly (+2869) 14 years ago
I read an interesting article on autism. Here is the link...

Posted by Stefanie (+122) 14 years ago
The link posted above is an EXCELLENT article on the new thinking regarding autism. Both of our 2 children have been diagnosed with varying degrees of autism. One is now totally off the autism spectrum, and our other has gone from severe/hopeless to being mainstreamed into Kindergarten without additional help. We have used the Defeat Autism Now approach for over 2 years and have seen TREMENDOUS results. Once you start treating autism as a body/system malfunction that results in brain issues, and begin to address the REAL issues of what the problems are, that's when the healing and recovery begins.

[This message has been edited by Stefanie (9/8/2009)]