Autism Society Support Gathering with Great Information
Join the Autism Society of El Paso, where ALL are invited to coping, understanding, and learning what is needed in order to continue the journey with loved ones affected by Autism.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. We now know that there is not one autism but many types, caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental influences.
Some people are mildly impaired by their symptoms, while others are severely disabled. Treatments and services can improve a person’s symptoms and ability to function. Families with concerns should talk to their pediatrician about what they’ve observed and the possibility of ASD screening. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) around 1 in 68 children has been identified with some form of ASD.
Conversations of topics include a guided Tour of the Texas State Leadership on Autism Training and 5 ways to take care of YOU! Presenter Kathrine Wellborn of Region 19 Project Manager for Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Pizza and refreshments will be provided along with child care. Join them at the Education Serivice Center-Region 19, 6611 Boeing Dr. on Sept. 12th at 6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.