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Apr
5
2019
RCBH Center for Children with Special Needs & Autism spreads awareness about Autism Spectrum
More than 100 Yuma County residents attended the event

Yuma, AZ –  (April 5th, 2019) .- Being aware on the condition and being kind to autistic children and their families as well as keep learning about Autism Spectrum is the message spread today during the “Community Event on Autism Spectrum Disorder”, the Regional Center for Border Health, Inc. Center for Children with Special Needs and Autism presented.

More than 100 residents from all Yuma County, Arizona attended the event brought by RCBH to celebrate the Autism Awareness Month.

Ms. Bianca I. Demara, MPH, Director for the Children with Special Needs and Autism, conducted the event where former State of Arizona and current President and CEO of the non-profit organization made the welcome remarks to the attendees.

Following the inauguration of the event, Ms. Megan Mann, Clinical Consultant for the Southwest Autism Research & Resources Center (SARRC) presented on the Status of Autism Spectrum Disorder Screening, Diagnostic & Treatment, highlighting that there are different categories of the spectrum.

Also, the attendees had the opportunity to know from two mothers of autistic children, with the panel: Raising a Child with Autism in Yuma County.

There Ms. Jennifer Delgado and Ms. Irene Garza shared the challenges and achievements their children have had.

Another panel was facilitated on Life Skills-Independent Living: What Do We Need in Yuma with a Q&A opportunity.

Finally, Mr. Connor Smith, resident of Yuma County with Autism, shared his own testimony.

The Children with Special Needs and Autism, established in March 2018, has the purpose to be a multidisciplinary resource center for children with disabilities, and provides services trough San Luis Walk-In Clinic, Inc., which include pediatrics, psychiatry, counseling, care coordination/case management, speech-language therapy, and nutrition/dietetics counseling. To learn more, please visit www.centercsn-autism.org or call (928) 627-1219.

 

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Media Contact:

Alex Bejarano, Community Liaison & Director of Public Relations 928-315-7910 abejarano@rcfbh.org


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Regional Center for Border Health, Inc.
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