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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MILTON, PA – During April’s Autism Awareness Month, Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI) is providing a forum to address challenging behaviors and skill deficits in school-aged children. The forum will allow participants to ask questions and discuss their experiences and particular challenges.

“Bring it On: A forum to address challenging behaviors and skill deficits in school-aged children,” will take place on Monday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the CSIU Conference and Learning Center, 90 Lawton Lane, Milton. It’s part of the free “From the Clinic to the Classroom” series, which is presented by ADMI in partnership with the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU).

Cora Taylor (right), Ph.D., a pediatric psychologist, ADMI; and Barbara Haas-Givler (left), M.Ed., BCBA, director of education & behavioral outreach, ADMI, will be presenters who will also facilitate the forum discussion.

“Participants in our ‘From the Clinic to Classroom’ series are sometimes hesitant to speak up during the Q&A portion of the training. However, one person’s concern is almost always shared by other audience members,” Haas-Givler said. “All attendees have much to gain from sharing experiences and strategies to help support their students with special needs.”

Dr. Taylor and Haas-Givler encourage participants to submit questions in advance of the forum. They will then address the questions and discuss best practices for dealing with the most challenging issues. They ask participants to submit questions by April 6 to bahaasgivler@geisinger.edu about the following topics:

  • Challenging behaviors
  • Social skills
  • Executive functioning deficits

Questions will also be taken during the forum.

“From the Clinic to the Classroom” registration is available at www.csiu.org by clicking on the Act 48, Professional Development & Personal Computer Training link (https://events.csiu.org/) located in a box on the left side of the home page. Questions may be directed to meepler@geisinger.edu, or by calling 570-522-6281.

For more information, visit www.GeisingerADMI.org, or follow the latest ADMI news and more on Twitter (@GeisingerADMI) and Facebook (ADMI on Facebook).

 

About Geisinger
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.