Autism Spectrum Disorders Across the Lifespan Speaker Series

The Leominster Public Library is proud to partner with the May Institute to present Autism Spectrum Disorders Across the Lifespan, a three-part speaker series  featuring diagnosis, treatment and insurance options for individuals with autism spectrum disorders at all ages. Each program will feature a presentation by experts with a question & answer period.

For more information and to register, please click on each event below:

When to Seek a Diagnosis for an Autism Spectrum Disorder & What the Evaluation Process Looks Like
Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Understanding Autism Treatment Options & Making Informed Treatment Decisions
Wednesday, April 24, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m

How to Effectively Access Insurance Coverage in Massachusetts
Wednesday, May 15, 2013,  6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Light refreshments will be provided. Activities will be provided for children of parents who are attending the programs.

This series will kickoff the launch of the library’s Special Health Care Needs Collections at the Leominster Public Library. The Special Health Care Needs Collections are evidence-based resources for helping individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health issues. Theses resources have been recommended by staff from the May Institute.

The May Institute is an award-winning nonprofit organization that provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs. The Institute also provides training and consultation services to professionals, organizations, and public school systems. The organization is one of the largest and most well-respected providers of services and special education schools for children and adults with autism and other special needs in Massachusetts and in the U.S. Since its founding more than 55 years ago, May Institute has evolved into a national network that serves thousands of individuals and their families annually. With corporate headquarters in Randolph, Mass., the Institute operates nearly 200 service locations in more than a dozen states across the country.


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