Florida Tech Autism-Related Workshop Aug. 24 Is ‘Ask the Pediatrician’

Florida Institute of Technology’s School of Psychology offers free monthly workshops of particular interest to parents, educators and professionals who deal with issues of autism. The next event, on Aug. 24, is “Ask the Pediatrician,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Scott Center for Autism Treatment seminar room. This will be an opportunity for parents to ask questions in a “non-office” setting.

Dr. Jan Borowski will be available to answer questions and discuss the issues that arise. A Brevard County pediatrician, she has more than 30 years of experience and specializes in adolescent medicine. Borowski is also a member of the Autism Coalition, which serves the needs of families of children with autism spectrum disorders.

Upcoming workshops are:

Sept. 28 “Let’s Talk about Sex! Instructional Strategies for Parents and Educators Supporting Individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder;”
Kim Spence-Cochran, the UCF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) Brevard County

Nov. 16 “Increasing Compliance with Instructions in Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disbilities: Why it Is Important and How to Do It;”
David Wilder, Florida Tech School of Psychology

The Scott Center’s Fourth Annual Autism Conference, Oct. 28-29, is titled, “Taking Science Base practices from the Ivory Tower to the Troops in the Trenches.”

The seminar room is located on the second floor of the Scott Center for Autism Treatment at the south end of the Florida Tech campus. Parking is available off Psychology Place, near University Boulevard.

For more information, contact the School of Psychology at (321) 674-8106 or e-mail the center at thescottcenter@fit.edu.

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