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Pittsburgh, PA 15223
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February 2018

Autism and Eating Disorders

February 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101
Pittsburgh, PA 15223

Presented by: Ralph Wilps, PhD Delaine Swearman Eating disorders can be among the most dangerous of all psychiatric disorders. Recent studies suggest there is a high prevalence of eating disorders among the autistic population. These people and their families are faced with special challenges in recovery. This talk will review the scope of normal eating psychology, types of eating disorders and the reasons why some people develop them and others do not. The connection between eating disorders and autism will…

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ASD and College Bound

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101
Pittsburgh, PA 15223

Presented by: Dr. Lee Ann Wagner Cica *Autistic adults with college experience will be present to share their insights* Differences between K-12 Entitlement and higher education Skills needed to transition to college, work and independent living Hands on strategies for improving those skills Possible IEP goals, activities and services Importance of self-determination skills – what they are, how to acquire them Possible timelines and pathways to post-secondary education

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