An informational session about autism spectrum disorders
Conducted by an autism specialist this orientation is for parents of newly and previously diagnosed children, grandparents, caregivers, educators, therapists, psychologists, pediatricians and other medical professionals, and other interested community members.
In this orientation, you will learn about:
- A brief overview of current diagnostic classifications and how they pertain to interactions with professionals
- Evaluating/choosing the most appropriate interventions for your child
- Discovering the most important component of your child's treatment team
- Considerations for the long-term "big picture" across the lifespan
- Another parent’s perspective on parenting a child with Autism, their intervention experience, and support services in our community.
All community members are welcome. Childcare is available with 48 hours advance notice.
2019 Autism Orientation
2018 Autism Parent Orientation
Who should attend? This orientation is designed specifically for parents and/or caregivers of both newly-diagnosed and previously-diagnosed children. Grandparents, educators, psychologists, pediatricians and other medical professionals, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, early interventionists, other service providers, are also welcome to attend to learn more about autism spectrum disorders and the parenting experience.
Is there a cost? Yes. Costs depend on membership level. Costs per person do not exceed $5/person
How do I sign up? You may register by clicking on the date. Reservations are requested.
Is childcare available? Yes, childcare is available with 48 hours advance request. Space is limited; reservations are required. Cost is $3/child.
When are they? Orientations are quarterly, on a Thursday evening from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Where are they? Workshops are held at the Cross Point Church, 299 Cowan Street, Nashville TN 37213 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.