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Children’s Specialized Hospital Hosts Annual Autism Symposium March 15 in Edison
Meet with Experts, Hear from Families, Learn Strategies
January 25, 2013 - Children's Specialized Hospital

Children’s Specialized Hospital presents Effective Strategies for the Autism Journey, the 27th Annual Autism Symposium, on Friday March 15 at the Pines Manor in Edison.  Participants will learn practical strategies to assist with daily functioning for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Geared towards health care providers, mental health professionals, adults with ASD, parents/caregivers, school personnel, therapists and other professionals interested in autism.
Topics include social/behavioral challenges, bullying;, cultural issues when communicating with professionals, iPad and autism, and  transition from adolescence to adulthood.
Speakers include Jed Baker, Ph.D., director, The Social Skills Training Project and nationally known author; Dodi Meyer, MD, FAAP, associate clinical professor in pediatric at Columbia University Medical Center and additional experts in autism treatment and education including a parent panel.
Registration fee: $150 for professionals; $50 for adult with ASD, parent or caregiver. Registration deadline is March 1. 
www.childrens-specialized.org/autismsymposium; jroop@childrens-specialized.org or call 908-301-5433.
Children’s Specialized Hospital is the preeminent provider of rehabilitation services for children with special needs. The hospital serves children affected by brain injury, spinal cord injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses. Children’s Specialized Hospital has ten sites in New Jersey and treats 20,000 children each year, making it the largest pediatric rehabilitation system of its kind in the nation. Services include outpatient services, acute rehabilitation, and long-term care through its sites in Bayonne, Clifton, Egg Harbor Township, Mountainside, Toms River, Fanwood, Hamilton, New Brunswick and Roselle Park as well as outreach programs in many communities.  Children's Specialized Hospital Children's Specialized Hospital is an affiliate member of the Robert Wood Johnson Health System and a proud member of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation supports the programs and services of the hospital. The Foundation is ranked among the top six pediatric hospital foundations in the country. To help, or find more information: visit www.childrens-specialized.org; find us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/childrensspecialized, or follow us on Twitter @ChildrensSpecNJ.
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