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ADMI program to teach how to prepare for puberty in individuals with developmental disorders

ADMI teaming up with Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit for Feb. 25 program in Milton

Feb. 17, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MILTON, Pa. – Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI) is teaming up with the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) to offer a free program to better prepare caregivers for when individuals with developmental disabilities reach puberty.

“From the Clinic to the Classroom: Preparing for Puberty in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities,” will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the CSIU Conference and Learning Center, 90 Lawton Lane, Milton.

The program will feature a presentation by Cora M. Taylor (right), Ph.D., a pediatric psychologist at Geisinger’s ADMI. It will cover a range of topics related to puberty in individuals with special developmental needs, including:

  • Helping children understand and prepare for body changes associated with puberty
  • Encouraging good hygiene
  • Understanding public/private behaviors
  • Handling issues surrounding sex and relationships

While the program is free, registration is required and is available at www.csiu.org by clicking on the Act 48, Professional Development & Personal Computer Training link (https://events.csiu.org/) located in a box on the left side of the home page. Questions may be directed to meepler@geisinger.edu, or by calling 570-522-6281.

For more information, visit www.GeisingerADMI.org, or follow the latest ADMI news and more on Twitter and Facebook.

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CONTACT: Mike Ferlazzo, 570-214-7410, 515-450-2908 (c), msferlazzo@geisinger.edu