For now, Family Day 2019 has been canceled. Please check back soon for updates.
Do you have a child under the age of 5 who has recently been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Do you have questions about treatment options and community supports? Family Day is a unique opportunity for you to learn more about your child's diagnosis, available treatment options, coping strategies and advocacy. Presenters will offer insight on how to navigate the heath care system and provide information on community non-profits who will support you and your family throughout your journey.
Dr. Anne Kinsman, Director of Pediatric Psychology, Prisma Health Upstate, will provide an overview of the diagnostic process and different measures utilized to acquire an autism diagnosis.
Bright Start SC will define Case Management and Early Intervention and explain why these are important for your child and your family.
Marcella Ridley, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Winston’s Wish Foundation will discuss advocacy and the important role it plays in the life of your child.
Board Certified Behavior Analysts from Hope Foundation will discuss Applied Behavior Analysis as a treatment for autism.
Dr Carol Page, Director of Center for Disability Resources, USC School of Medicine, will talk about communication devices available through the Center.
Dr. Lisa Castellani will share her story and the importance of self-care for you and your family through your autism journey.
South Carolina Autism Society and Family Connection SC will host an agency panel discussion giving families the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about different community supports that are available to families.
Family Day Agenda
8:00-8:45: Registration 8:45-9:30: Welcome and Discussion of the Diagnosis 9:30-10:00: Case Management 10:00-10:15: Break 10:15-11:00: Advocacy 11:00-12:00: ABA 12:00-1:00: Lunch 1:00-1:30: Early Intervention 1:30-2:45: Communication 2:45-3:00: Break 3:00-3:45: Self Care 3:45-4:30: Agency Panel Discussion and Q&A