Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Autism Workshop

The Center for Autism Research and the Regional Autism Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia invite you to
Next Steps Workshop for Professionals
A workshop for professionals supporting young children newly diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder
  • Topics include an overview of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and accompanying conditions, how diagnoses are made, available therapies and treatments and how to decide what interventions to pursue, and tips for supporting families living with ASD
  • Presenters will include fellows in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, social work, and researchers from the Center for Autism Research*
  • Participate in a discussion with a panel of parents who have made the next steps with their children
*Drs. Sarah Paterson and Gregor Kohls from the Center for Autism Research will present. Dr. Paterson is a developmental psychologist whose study investigates brain and cognitive development in the infant siblings of children with ASD. Her study hopes to pinpoint when early signs of ASD first emerge. Dr. Kohls is a psychologist whose research focuses on exploring social motivation and rewards. He currently runs the FaceStation video game intervention study and the Oxytocin treatment trial.

$45.00 per person includes Resource Binder and Continental Breakfast
$75.00 per person includes Resource Binder, Continental Breakfast, and Continuing Education Credits*

* Act 48, nursing, psychology, and social work
In order to keep costs low, lunch with NOT be provided. We ask that all participants pack and bring their lunch. Alternately, a light assortment of soups, sandwhiches, and salads are available for purchase in the 16th floor cafeteria, and there are several lunch carts in front of the 3535 building.

Price does not include parking. For directions and parking options, please visit:
Please RSVP byNovember 22nd
To Register Online, please click the blue Register Now button below.
To register by mail, please print and mail in the form on back, along with your check ($45.00 or $75.00) or money order. Checks may be made out to "The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia" with "Center for Autism Research" in the memo line.

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