When you first receive an autism diagnosis it can be overwhelming. There's the initial emotional shock, which is quickly followed by feelings of inadequacy as there is no manual for parenting itself, let alone parenting a child with an autism spectrum disorder. And there is SO much to learn. Our Autism 101 series is designed to help families who are new to the diagnosis gain a solid footing to begin their journey. It includes an overview of autism, the medical management of ASD, how to access public supports, an overview of sensory issues seen in ASD, a workshop on SPED law and an organizational workshop.

Autism 101 will take place in October and November at the Kennedy Donovan

Family Support Center in Milford On Thursday evenings from 7-9 PM 

October 5, 2017:Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Center Supports-Donmarie Smith

October 12, 2017 :  Special Education  Law  presented by  Mass Advocates for Children

October 19, 2017 : Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder, Mary Loughlin OTR/L

October 26, 2017: Accessing Public Supports, Kristen Cariglia -Autism Waiver Support Supervisor

November 2, 2017: Medical Management of ASD, Sue Loring RN

November 9, 2017:  Let's Get Organized, Barbara Donati , Family Ties

Location : Kennedy Donovan Family Support Center in Milford 171 Main St Milford MA 01757

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