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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger’s Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute will offer a free session for educators on “Preparing for Puberty in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities.” The session will be held Friday, March 13, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit Conference and Training Center, 90 Lawton Lane, Milton.

The session will cover a variety of topics, including helping children understand and prepare for body changes associated with puberty, encouraging good hygiene, understanding public and private behaviors and issues surrounding boundaries and relationships. Presenters are Cora Taylor, Ph.D., and Barbara Haas-Givler, M.Ed.

The session is free to attend and is approved for Act 48 continuing education credits. To register, visit

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.


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