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Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI), in partnership with the University of Scranton’s Panuska College of Professional Studies and Friendship House, is presenting a free training seminar on topics related to puberty in individuals with special developmental needs.

The seminar will take place March 31 from 9 a.m. to noon at The University of Scranton, Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall, 2nd Floor Forum, Room 235, 237 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510.

The presentations will be provided by ADMI experts Cora Taylor, Ph.D., a pediatric psychologist and assistant professor at Geisinger, and Matthew Kinney, M.A., a board certified behavioral analyst, who serves as ADMI’s clinical and research behavior analyst.

They will cover a range of topics related to puberty in individuals with special developmental needs, including:

  • Helping children understand and prepare for body changes associated with
  • Encouraging good hygiene
  • Understanding public/private behaviors
  • Handling issues surrounding boundaries and relationships

You can register in advance online at: In-person, same-day registration is also available beginning at 8.30 a.m., with the session to start at 9 a.m.

Please direct questions to or 570-522-6281

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