April 24,

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Dispelling the Myths

April 12, 2017 – Free Event on April 26 for Parents and Caregivers Clarifies Misconceptions

Peterborough Healthy Families invites parents and caregivers to a free presentation entitled “Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Dispelling the Myths” on Wednesday, April 26 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Peterborough Public Health, 185 King St., in downtown Peterborough.

The guest speaker will be Shelly Lamain who has worked as an ASD consultant with Kinark Child and Family Services for 13 years.  ASD is a common label that is increasingly used in society today, yet myths still remain around this complex diagnosis.  These myths can lead to misconceptions and stigma, which can create barriers to inclusion.  This session will differentiate between the common myths and facts about ASD.

Ms. Lamain is an expert trainer on topics related to ASD and Applied Behaviour Analysis. In her current role she supports students with ASD when they transition to school from more intensive services.

This event is open to the general public, free to attend and wheelchair accessible.  Metered street parking is free after 6:00 p.m. The King St. parking garage is free when leaving after 7:00 p.m. Accessible parking is located right beside Peterborough Public Health.

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For further information, please contact:

Leisa Baker, Public Health Nurse
705-743-1000, ext. 312

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