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Autism Spectrum Disorder: What to Know

On August 8, the topic, "Autism Spectrum Disorder: What to Know” was explored by Jim Wiltz, PhD HSPP, a licensed psychologist with 25 years experience working with people who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He is the director of Milestones, the clinical division of Stone Belt, that specializes in the support of people with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Out of every 68 children in the United States, one will receive a diagnosis along the Autism Spectrum. As the condition impacts brain development and how a person perceives and socializes with others, understanding on the part of any community goes a long way towards fostering sensitivity and inclusivity. This presentation focused on the basics of Autism Spectrum Disorder including a brief history of the diagnosis, why there seems to be an increase in the number of people who have ASD, and useful tips on how to handle routine daily activities as well as crisis situations.

The next Wake Up! with United Way breakfast panel will examine “Homelessness: Unpacking the Point in Time Count” Thursday, September 12th at The Mill (642 N Madison St.)  Tickets and more info here >>

Wake Up! with United Way is a collaborative project of United Way of Monroe County and Indiana University's Political and Civic Engagement Program, with thanks to Old National Bank for series support. 

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