Education Series Offered for Parents of Young Children Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Enrollment under way for individual sessions or 10-week series, starting October 2
For Release: September 22, 2008PALO ALTO, Calif -- The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Packard Children’s Hospital is offering a 10-part educational series for parents of young children (1-5 years) newly diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
“We’re designing this series to provide parents with information about ASD diagnoses, treatment, and services,” said Jennifer Phillips, PhD, a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Packard Children’s Hospital. Subjects covered in the 10 sessions, which begin October 2, include the basics of behavior management, how to navigate the service system, research updates, and home strategies for skills building and stress reduction. (Full list of series sessions attached (PDF). )
“This community of parents is always seeking the latest education and information,” said Phillips, who noted that registration is available for individual sessions or the entire series. “We’re excited about sharing our knowledge, and expect a lot of community interest.” Phillips added that there really would be no end date to the series, should a parent miss out this time around. “At the conclusion of the 10 weeks, we plan to start the sessions again, along with adding any new learnings.”
Date: Thursdays beginning October 2
Location: 401 Quarry Road, Conf Room 2209
Ranked as one of the nation's best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford is a 272-bed hospital devoted to the care of children and expectant mothers. Providing pediatric and obstetric medical and surgical services and associated with the Stanford University School of Medicine, Packard Children's offers patients locally, regionally and nationally the full range of health care programs and services, from preventive and routine care to the diagnosis and treatment of serious illness and injury. For more information, visit www.lpch.org.