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Autism Parent Resource Fair

March 16, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 2:00 pm

Join us in the Community Room for this free event to find out more about parenting a child with autism. Three 60-minute moderated panels (below) will present information and resources relevant to parents. Various vendors and resources will be available throughout the event.

At Good Friend’s table, Daysi will be there from 9-11:30, and Alison from 11:30-2. Denise will set up and Chelsea will tear down.

Autism 101: Services & Therapy (anticipated start 9:45am)
An introduction to autism, including diagnosis information and helpful tips for intervention. Dr. Amy Heffelfinger, Children’s Hospital of WI – Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Lauren Haisley, Post-Doctoral Fellow – Medical College of Wisconsin
Terry Wojciechowski, CompassWisconsin Threshold/Katie Beckett Consultant

Autism 102: School Issues  (anticipated start 11:00am)
How to navigate the school system and ensure a great education experience for your child
Ann Akre, Special Education Teacher
Julie Quigley, Autism Society Southeast Wisconsin Family Outreach
Katrina Tarke-Karge, Psychotherapist counseling children/adolescents with ASD
Chelsea Budde, Good Friend Inc. Co-Founder
Denise Schamens, Good Friend Sibshops Facilitator

Autism 103: Ask Me Anything (anticipated start 12:15pm)
Open Q&A forum with experienced parents of children with autism
Chelsea Budde, Parent
Denise Schamens, Parent
Shannon Bertsch, Parent
Anna Schamens, Sibling
Betsy Spalla, Parent

To exhibit or for more info, contact Linda (LKoshick@chw.org, 262-789-6020). Sponsored by Southwest Pediatrics, New Berlin Public Library, & Good Friend Inc.

This event has a video call.
Join: https://meet.google.com/wza-wuff-red
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March 16, 2019
9:15 am - 2:00 pm


New Berlin Public Library, 15105 Library Lane, New Berlin, WI 53151
15219 W Library Ln United States + Google Map