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Posted: 6/10/2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is hosting its annual Autism Institute on Autism Across the Lifespan to be held on June 25 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Blackwell Hotel, 2110 Tuttle Park Place.
Those who attend the conference will hear from experts about long-term support and management for those who have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Topics will include health and community participation of older adults with ASD, pharmacologic treatment of challenging behaviors in ASD and life course development of adolescents and adults with autism. There will also be a panel of siblings sharing their experiences and perspectives regarding having a brother/sister with ASD.
·         Marsha R. Mailick, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
·         Tamar Heller, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
·         Jessica A. Hellings, MD, The Ohio State University
·         Tom Fish, PhD, LISW, The Ohio State University
Media are invited to attend all sessions and should check in at the registration table outside of the ballroom at the Blackwell Inn, located on the second floor of the hotel.
Healthcare professionals, parents and family members are welcome to attend this event. Online registration will close June 17, and day-of registrations will be accepted if space is available.
The Nisonger Center, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, is part of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and was founded in 1966 to provide assistance to people with disabilities and their families, service providers and organizations by promoting inclusion of people with disabilities in education, health, employment and community settings.
Contact: Alexis Shaw, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Realtions, 614-293-3737 or Alexis.Shaw2@osumc.edu