Autism conference slated for April 29
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.