2012-13 Pathfinders' Brown Bag Seminars in Howard County
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Popular topics related to the autism spectrum are selected and presented to the community by knowledgeable specialists in the area. Parents, educators, and service providers alike will gain greater understandings about important issues and learn how to provide stronger support strategies. This workshop series is sponsored by Pathfinders for Autism and the Howard County Autism Society.
This workshop series will be held at:
The Howard County Autism Society
10280 Old Columbia Road, #215
Columbia, MD 21046
October 25, 2012
Susan Howarth, Owner, Success Transitions
Learn how to identify individual strengths, and challenges, to use as a foundation for vocational planning. Ms. Susan Howarth, working within a self-advocacy model, assists clients by providing them with the tools, support, and structure needed to define and reach their life and career goals for success. Susan's passion is helping people figure out exactly what they want to do and then to assist them in getting there.
November 8, 2012
ASD and Spirituality
Emily Marshall, Ministry Coordinator, Faith Fellowship Church
Spirituality can grace the lives of our children and adults with Autism, despite myths to the contrary. Learn more about spirituality for those with special needs, how you can bring your religion into the day-to-day life of your loved one, and how places of worship can commit to this important ministry.
February 7, 2013
ASD and Managing Aggression
Steven E. Lindauer, Ph.D., Developmental Disabilities Clinic, Kennedy Krieger Institute
A discussion on autism and aggression, why these behaviors occur and some strategies to help manage them successfully.
March 14, 2013
Autism Community Updates: Understanding DSM-5, ADHD and Language
Linda E. Spencer, Ph.D., Speech-Language Pathologist, and Vince Culotta Ph.D., ABN, NeuroBehavioral Associates
The diagnosis of Autism will be modified as the new DSM-V comes into use. However, to more fully understand the challenges faced by individuals with Autism, it is important to understand possible contributions of ADHD and language processing deficiencies.
Seminars are free, but registration is required.
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