Autism Awareness and Resource Forum

Description

The purpose of this program is to bring our community of professionals together to discuss autism research, practices, and services within the community. We will explore the functioning of the central nervous system and how it looks for children on the autism spectrum. We will discuss diagnostic criteria and how to identify characteristics of autism in children. Additionally, this forum will give participants the opportunity to engage in discussions and collaboratively identify and problem solve where the gaps of service are within our community.
SPEAKERS AND PANEL MEMBERS:
There will be a variety of speakers, panelists and informational tables covering the topics of:

- Traditional therapies
- Alternative therapies
- Education
- Diagnostics
- Safety
- Crisis supports

Location McHenry County Mental Health Board
620 Dakota Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Date 11/9/2011 8:00 AM - 11/9/2012 4:00 PM (Check in 7:30 AM)
Sponsor Options and Advocacy
Trainer Multiple trainers
Contact Karen Rios (815) 477-4720 karen.rios@opad.org
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
3. Collaborative relationships
5. Comprehensive plans
6. Periodic monitoring
7. Quality services
Credit Hours 0.5 - Assessment
2.0 - Atypical Development
1.0 - Intervention
0.5 - Typical Development
3.0 - Working with Families
Cost $0
Status Closed