Autism Integrated Care Program

Upcoming Events for Children, Teens and Families With Autism

Next Steps Workshop for Families of Young Children

The Next Steps Workshop is geared toward parents of young children newly diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Topics include an overview of ASD, available therapies and treatments, interventions options and tips for supporting children and families living with ASD. Presenters include specialists in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, speech and language development, occupational therapy, and special education law.  There is also a panel discussion that includes parents and families that have experienced the next steps with their children diagnosed with ASD.

To view the presentation dates for our Next Steps Workshop for Families of Young Children, please visit the Center for Autism Research Events page.

Next Steps into Adolescence

This workshop is for parents of a pre-adolescent or adolescent child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As children approach and enter the teen years, they must deal with physical growth spurts and hormonal changes, as well as challenging social relationships. These complicated physical and social changes are compounded by the typical difficulties associated with ASD, such as rigidity, obsessions and compulsions, and social skills deficits. Consequently, children with ASD approaching adolescence have greater transition needs than most typically developing pre-teens.

Parents can benefit from understanding and knowing what they might expect as their children experience this developmental stage. The workshop will feature presentations from experts in psychology, behavior health, medicine, social work and education. There is also a panel discussion that includes parents who have adolescents diagnosed with ASD to discuss their experiences and answer questions from participants.

To view the presentation dates for our Next Steps into Adolescence, please visit the Center for Autism Research Events page.

Next Steps Workshop for Professionals

This is a workshop for professionals working with children newly diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Topics include an overview of ASD, available therapies and treatments, intervention options and tips for supporting families living with ASD. Researchers from the Center for Autism Research present their studies. Other presenters include specialists in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, speech and language development, occupational therapy and social work.  There is also a panel discussion that includes parents and families that have experienced the next steps with their children diagnosed with ASD.

To view the presentation dates for our Next Steps Workshop for Professionals, please visit the Center for Autism Research Events page.

REACH for the Future workshop

A FREE workshop for students in grades 7 and above who have an autism spectrum disorder, autism, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) or Asperger syndrome. The workshop will help prepare students for life beyond high school. We encourage both students and parents to attend.

Topics: The following topics will be covered:

To be contacted when the next REACH for the Future is scheduled, please complete this form or call the REACH program at 267-426-5569.

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