Autism Tennessee’s Autism Orientations are two-hour informational sessions on autism are conducted by an autism professional and a parent of a child with autism.
2018 Autism Tennessee Orientations
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________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.
What will I learn about?
Is there a cost? No. Both the session and childcare is $3/child!
- 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.
How do I sign up? You may register by clicking on the date below. Reservations are requested.
Is childcare available? Yes, free childcare is available with 48 hours advance request. Space is limited; reservations are required.
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.