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FAMLS Lecture Series
The Autism Treatment Network at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host a series of small workshops featuring local experts in autism in 2013.
The Autism Treatment Network (ATN) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, care to children with autism and their families. Coordinated subspecialty care such as Sleep, Genetics, Neurology and GI as well as Family participation play a vital role in our Family Centered Care approach.
The ATN is the nation’s first network of hospitals and physicians dedicated to developing a model of comprehensive medical care for children and adolescents with autism. The ATN is dedicated to providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to children and youth with autism within their local communities.
The “Families with Autism Medical Lecture Series” or FAMLS is a series of interdisciplinary workshop featuring local experts discussing medical care and treatment for families with children with autism. The series will features professionals in Sleep, Genetics, GI (Gastroenterology), Neurology, Medication, Medication Management and Family Centered Care.
Family Centered Care is a key element in the design and management of effective treatment teams for children with autism. The FAMLS series will offer educational sessions to assist parents as they navigate the maze of care and treatment options for children with autism.
A Session for Dads!
May 7, 2013
Parenting a child with autism can be tough, especially on dads. Typically, dads interact with each other by making friends when their kids are school-age, playing sports or meeting while coaching together.
But for fathers of children with autism, that is not often the case. Children with autism are not engaged in traditional sporting activities and this can lead to social isolation for dads and their children.
Dads who have a child with autism are invited to learn more about issues specific to them. Please join us for food, fun, discussion and a presentation by Dr. David Michalec.
Date: May 7, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: Gresso's Restaurant
Address: 961 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206
Register at: ATN@NationwideChildrens.org
About the Presenter
David Michalec, PhD is a Child Clinical Psychologist at the Child Development Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. David is also the father of two young boys and grew up with brothers!
Dr. Michalec provides evaluation, consultation, and treatment for children suspected of having an intellectual or developmental disabilities and is also the psychologist for Prader-Willi Team at Nationwide Children's. Additionally, he serves as Associate Director of Pre-Doctoral Internship Training.
Other interests include group parent training, professional issues in psychology training, and outreach to rural, underserved communities. He also thoroughly enjoys and has a propensity to root for perpetually basement dwelling NFL teams!
Date: Friday, July 26 – Saturday, July 27, 2013
Location: Hilton Columbus at Easton, Columbus, Ohio
To Register: Visit their website
The goal of the meeting is to provide a forum for both families and professionals to learn about the most current guidance for addressing associated medical issues, developing approaches to care that integrate behavioral and medical approaches across the lifespan, and helping children and adolescents with ASD to have healthy and successful lives.
This conference is open to professionals (clinicians, psychologists, nurses, allied health professionals, educators, behavioral specialists and other professionals), and individuals and families affected by autism. Join us for the two-day program which features science sessions and targeted workshop sessions focused on medical issues and approaches to providing comprehensive and integrated care for individuals with ASD. This meeting is brought to you by Autism Speaks and educational partners Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.