Help for parents of children with autism

autism-puzzle.jpgIs there a child with autism in your life?

Be sure to read my column today in the Savannah Morning News Accent section. The column spotlights a local autism expert and the controversy surrounding the disorder that affects one in 150 children. Read it here.

Dr. Lynn Adams, the focus on the column, says “children with autism behave differently than neuro- typical children and as a result require very consistent and focused parenting. A lack of consistent and focused parenting can result in persistent behavioral concerns.”

When it comes to the controversial topic of treatment options, Adams believes in doing what works for the child, whether that be a special gluten-and-dairy-free diet or more traditional behavioral therapy.

Adams will speak at an upcoming autism workshop in Savannah that’s open to parents and professionals. Here’s the info:

“Authors on Autism” Workshop
WHAT: A workshop for parents and professionals working with children with autism.
WHEN: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Pre-registration is required. Call 912. 355.9098.
WHERE: Armstrong Center for Continuing Education & Community Engagement, 11935 Abercorn Ext.
SPONSORS: The Matthew Reardon Center and the Georgia Department of Human Resources

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