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Helena College hosts Autism Awareness conference

Posted at 7:34 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 21:34:48-04

HELENA – The third annual Autism Awareness Conference will be held Friday at Helena College.

The goal of the conference is to educate parents and students about the challenges those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face, including their friends and family when transitioning from adolescence to adulthood.

Carolyn Long, a speech pathologist and the founder and president of Common Goals Consulting, will kick off the conference as the guest speaker. She has over 20 years of experience working with children with ASD.

Dr. Nathan Munn, Helena College professor, stated, “What it means to be an adult, but more so, it’s really about how to transfer between the child and adolescence systems and they’re just completely different systems, so there’s ways of navigating it, which can be difficult for someone with ASD.”

Dr. Munn and Helen College’s Social and Psychological Science Club are hosting the event. The conference starts at 5:00 p.m. Fri, Apr. 4.

The event is free and will also include a panel of health professionals to answer any questions parents and family may have.

If you or someone you know is interested in attending this conference, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1686188024861152/

-Reported by Christine Sullivan/MTN News