MILTON, Pa. – Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI) will host a free workshop Dec. 1 on preparing individuals with developmental disabilities for puberty.

The workshop, given in partnership with the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU), 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 puberty
  • Encouraging good hygiene
  • Understanding public/private behaviors
  • Handling issues surrounding boundaries and relationships

This Act 48-accredited training will take place at the CSIU Conference & Learning Center, 90 Lawton Lane, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Presenters for this training are Cora Taylor, Ph.D., and Barbara Haas-Givler, M.Ed., BCBA.

Cora Taylor is a licensed clinical psychologist and researcher at ADMI. She completed her doctorate in school psychology at the University of Tennessee and a postdoctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Taylor has experience evaluating children from birth through adulthood for a range of developmental disabilities, and providing treatment to children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

Barbara Haas-Givler is the director of education and behavioral outreach at Geisinger’s ADMI. Ms. Haas-Givler has extensive experience in special education, serving in many different capacities over the course of her career, including classroom teacher, administrator, educational consultant, and behavior analyst.

To register, visit csiu.org and click on the Act 48, Professional Development & Personal Computer Training link located in a box on the left side of the home page. If you have not used this system before you will need to become a registered user. 

Please direct questions to meepler@geisinger.edu or 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).

 

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Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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