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Special Event: Learn more about Asperger syndrome on Wednesday, January 20

AANE - Asperger SyndromeAsperger syndrome (AS) is a developmental disorder that affects a person’s ability to socialize and communicate effectively with others.  People with AS typically exhibit social awkwardness and an all-absorbing interest in specific topics. Doctors group AS with other conditions that are called autistic spectrum disorders or pervasive developmental disorders. These disorders all involve problems with social skills and communication. AS is generally thought to be at the milder end of this spectrum.

Learn more about Asperger syndrome during a panel discussion on Wednesday, January 20 in Providence sponsored by the newly formed Rhode Island Chapter of the Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE). Parents, adults with AS, educators, interested family members and involved professionals are encouraged to attend. The discussion will feature a panel of Rhode Island based professionals and will offer the opportunity to learn more about Asperger Syndrome and the resources available in the area. It will also be an opportunity to network with professionals, families and individuals in the AS community.

To learn more about AS, visit the website: http://www.aane.org

The Details:
When: Wednesday, Jan. 20th at 6:30 -8:30PM
Who: Parents, adults with AS, educators, interested family members and involved professionals
Where: Temple Emanu-El, 99 Taft St. in Providence, RI in the Meeting Hall.
What: Panel discussion about Asperger Syndrome with Professionals in the field

The panelists are:
– Daniel Marwil, Developmental Pediatrician
– Kelly Pistacchio PhD, Community support Services at Groden Center
– Carol King, Lawyer (MA and RI)
– Donna Hartmann, Psychologist Barrington Schools

Cost: Program is free but registration required. When registering remember to include your name and the town you’re from.
Please pre-register by calling Robin at 617-393-3824 x316 or by e-mail at robin.lurie-meyerkopf@aane.org
Light refreshments will be available and some networking for the last part of the evening.

For directions:  http://www.teprov.org/discover/contact_us.php

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