Informational autism spectrum to be held - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Informational autism spectrum to be held

Posted: Updated:

SHARON, PA. - The Connections Autism Program of Sharon Regional Health System is hosting its sixth annual autism conference on Thursday.

The conference, "Austism Spectrum Disorder, Psychoparmacology and Parent Training," will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Casino at Buhl Park.

The forum will discuss the effectiveness of pharmacological treatment in ASD, how to determine the performance of certain medications and treatment processes for children, and use of pharmacological and psychosocial treatments for other common issues related to childhood ASD.

Keynote speaker, Benjamin L. Handen, is a licensed psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. 

He currently serves as an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Universtiy of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine and is the Director of Research and Clinical Services at the Center for Autism and Development Disorders at UPMC.

The conference is designed for families, Wraparound staff, social workers, counselors and therapists, teachers, behavior analyst certification board members, speech therapists and occupational therapists.

 

 

 

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Governor to help kick off 161st Ohio State Fair

    Governor to help kick off 161st Ohio State Fair

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:55:35 GMT
    It's time for the Ohio State Fair.More >>
    It's time for the Ohio State Fair.
    More >>
  • Boy, 15, arrested in Ohio teen girl's slaying

    Boy, 15, arrested in Ohio teen girl's slaying

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:45:06 GMT
    Police in Columbus say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl.More >>
    Police in Columbus say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl.
    More >>
  • Ohio man accused of killing mom, living with body

    Ohio man accused of killing mom, living with body

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:41:54 GMT
    Prosecutors in northeast Ohio say a 33-year-old man stabbed his mother to death then lived in the house with the decomposing corpse for about six months.More >>
    Prosecutors in northeast Ohio say a 33-year-old man stabbed his mother to death then lived in the house with the decomposing corpse for about six months.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms