RANDOLPH - New Directions Youth & Family Services, in conjunction with the Center for Autism Support and Education and The Advocacy Center, will host a free informational event for families of individuals with autism spectrum disorders from 6-8 p.m. on March 14, in the Randolph Children's Home Administration Building conference room, 356 Main St., Randolph.
The informational session is open to the public and will feature Dr. Marcus L. Thomeer, co-director of the Institute for Autism Research and an assistant professor at Canisius College.
Thomeer will provide an in depth review of autism spectrum disorders and will discuss how and why they are diagnosed and by whom. His presentation will also cover learning styles, recent research and ways to promote success at home, school and in the community for children with autism spectrum disorders. The event is designed to educate all parents, caregivers, respite workers, recreation program staff, childcare providers and those who live/work with individuals with autism spectrum disorders with available services, support systems, best practices and results of the latest research.
Registration is required online at parentnetworkwny.org or call 332-4170 by Monday.