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Month of activities planned

LEWISBURG, Pa. – Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI) is celebrating its fifth anniversary – as well as Autism Awareness Month – in April with a month full of activities.

The celebrations include lectures, museums and the expansion of its sensory-friendly film series to Berwick and Wilkes-Barre.

ADMI’s mission is to improve outcomes for individuals with developmental disorders and their families through increased access, accurate diagnosis, discovery of underlying causes, and development of targeted treatments. Since opening its doors in April 2013, ADMI has had 17,958 patient visits.

The community is invited to join ADMI in celebrating five years of service by taking part in any of these events:

  • April 4. Misericordia University’s Autism Speaker Series. The Autism Center at Misericordia University is presenting its third annual Autism Speaker Series, a free symposium featuring four expert panelists and a question-and-answer session. ADMI's Brenda Finucane, M.S., LGC and Thomas Challman, M.D., FAAP, will be among the panelists.
  • April 6. Third Annual First Friday Fundraiser at Fero Vineyards & Winery. Kick off Autism Awareness Month at Fero Vineyards & Winery for a First Friday Fundraiser. Enjoy Fero wine, hors d'oeuvres, and live entertainment for a $5 cover. Proceeds benefit ADMI.
  • April 8. Lewisburg Children’s Museum. In celebration of Autism Awareness Month and ADMI’s fifth anniversary, ADMI patients and families will receive free admission to the Lewisburg Children’s Museum on Sunday, April 8. To reserve your tickets, please visit, call 570-522-9402 or email
  • April 22. Sensory-friendly Film Series WILKES-BARRE. ADMI is partnering with Supporting Autism and Families Everywhere (SAFE) and R/C Wilkes Barre Movies 14 to offer a quarterly, sensory-friendly film series in Wilkes-Barre. Mark your calendars now for Sunday, April 22. Film title announcement coming soon. RSVP by calling the SAFE office at 570-822-7259 by Friday, April 20.
  • April 29. Sensory-friendly Film Series BERWICK: Shrek. ADMI is partnering with The Berwick Theater and Center for Community Arts to offer a quarterly, sensory-friendly film series in Berwick. The movie Shrek will kick off the series. 


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, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.