Autism con­fer­ence slated for April 29

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WYE MILLS — An Autism Spec­trum Dis­or­der/De­vel­op­men­tal Dis­abil­ity Con­fer­ence fo­cus­ing on the tran­si­tion from youth to adult­hood will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sat­ur­day, April 29, at the Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter at Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege.

Autism Spec­trum Dis­or­der is a com­plex brain­based dif­fer­ence that im­pacts a per­son’s com­mu­ni­ca­tion, sen­sory pro­cess­ing, so­cial in­ter­ac­tions and be­hav­ior.

The Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Preven­tion es­ti­mates that Autism Spec­trum Dis­or­der af­fects 1 in 68 U.S. chil­dren. It af­fects males five times more than fe­males; 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls. The over­all rate in Mary­land is 1 in 55 chil­dren; 1 in 34 boys and 1 in 161 girls.

The con­fer­ence is free to at­tend, but reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. To reg­is­ter, go to www.pathfind­er­s­forautism. org.

Part­ners for this work­shop in­clude: Pathfind­ers for Autism, The Bene­dic­tine School, Kin­era Foun­da­tion, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Tal­bot pub­lic schools, Mary­land Cen­ter for De­vel­op­men­tal Dis­abil­i­ties and Par­ents Place of Mary­land.

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