Marywood University News

Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop to be Held
November 03, 2017

The University’s Professional Continuing Education department will hold an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Workshop on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the McGowan Community Room, at the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life.

This workshop aims to raise awareness and offer practical tools for intervention with the post-graduation ASD population. Those who work with people diagnosed with ASD including audiologists, counselors, educators, social workers, speech language pathologists, and professionals seeking information in this field are encouraged to attend.

There is currently a mental health care crisis for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Individuals with ASD suffer core deficits in sensory, social, emotional and cognitive areas. While these deficits are generally identified and well supported throughout school, there are few services or support offered post-graduation. Recent research demonstrates that individuals with ASD suffer a higher rate of anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD, and suicide than the general population, yet these conditions go undiagnosed and untreated.

This course is approved for six hours of professional development ACT 48 hours, and six continuing education hours for social workers for N.J., N.Y., and Penn., LSW licensure renewal.

The cost of the workshop is $125, and payment and registration can be made online at www.marywood.edu/contedureg. Check or cash payments may be mailed to: Professional Continuing Education, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, Pa. 18509. Participants can also register by fax, at (570) 961-4798, or by phone by calling (570) 340-6061. If an agency is paying for the registration, please include an authorization letter to bill the agency.

For additional information, please contact Carolyn M. Bonacci, director of the Professional Continuing Education department at Marywood University, at contedu@marywood.edu, or call (570) 340-6061.