Saturday, 22. June 2019, TX Children's Autism Center/Meyer Center, Intro to Autism Resources and Services

from 22. June 2019 - 9:30 till 12:00

TX Children's Autism Center/Meyer Center

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Important Information:

Parking in our lot is limited and reserved for our patients' families.  If your child is or has been a patient of the Autism Center or Meyer Center, you are welcome to find parking in our lot.  There is a paid City of Houston Lot next door that is attached to the Bureau of Vital Statistics at 8000 N. Stadium Drive.  Parking will cost you $6.00 
Children may not attend the session, please make childcare arrangements
The program will begin promptly and will end with times stated.  Please arrive early! 

Introduction to Autism Resources and Services is a 2.5 hour workshop designed by a multidisciplinary group of providers from our clinic to help families of newly diagnosed children gain an introductory working knowledge of the various supports and programs that exist in the Houston community and how to access them.
 It covers the following topics:

Overview of autism -  what it is, how it is diagnosed and current statistics
How/where to obtain a medical diagnosis
The difference between a medical diagnosis and a special education eligibility code
The importance of managing caregiver stress and taking time for self-care
Early intervention services
Introduction to navigating special education in public schools

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Evidence-based interventions and therapies, including Applied Behavioral Analysis and how to access them
Medicaid Waivers, Social Security and other financial support programs
Being an effective advocate
Research opportunities for families

Parents, family members and other caregivers are invited to attend.  This program is not designed for children and unfortunately we are unable to provide childcare.
Professionals may attend, however, there are no vendor tables set up at our programs.
If you have more questions or concerns, please send any inquiries to SWPrograms@bcm.edu

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