Autism rates are skyrocketing. Increase your comfort level when caring for these complex patients. Find out the parent's side of healthcare encounters from a nurse practitioner who is the mother of a medically complex, profoundly autistic child. A physician who is an expert in autism will address possible causes, current treatment options and future research areas. A behavioral analyst who specializes in therapies and care coordination will share information on the components of a successful treatment plan. You will learn practical strategies to enable you to facilitate the best possible care. The program concludes with a parents' panel - they will answer questions and recommend ways for nurses to support both parents and families in their journey through the healthcare system.
October 8th, Driscoll Hall - Villanova University 9-4pm / 5.5 Contact Hours.