Autism professionals will give a monthly presentation from September to November. Each training will take place at Soaring Heights School – State College from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Soaring Heights School is located at 180 Regent Court, Suite 50 in State College.
An RSVP for each individual planning to attend a presentation is preferred, but not required. Individuals can RSVP by calling 814-325-2131.
Dr. Hunter will host the first training, Autism Basics, on September 21st. She will discuss Autism Spectrum Disorder, how it’s diagnosed, and what experts know about treatment and education for children with ASD.
Our second presentation will take place on October 19th with guest lecturer Ashley McCoy, M.S.Ed., Ed.S. She will present practical tips on using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies to support children with autism in the home, school, and community.
On November 16th, Dr. Pamela Wolfe will discuss sexuality and autism at our final fall presentation. Some of the topics will include masturbation, dating (and becoming too focused/obsessed) on dating partners, sexual orientation, and long-term relationships or marriage. Dr. Wolfe will share strategies to help parents navigate this serious subject.
Soaring Heights School provides educational and behavioral programming for students in grades K through 12 with ASD, and is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Dr. Melissa Hunter has years of experience working with and developing programming for students with ASD. Currently, she is a lecturer in the psychology department at Penn State University and serves as a behavioral consultant for Soaring Heights School.
For additional information about the ASD presentations, call Soaring Heights School Program Director John Dibert at 814-325-2131.