Free Autism Workshop Offered On Jan. 29

Monday, January 14, 2013

A free Autism workshop, "What Does It Mean? DSM-V for Autism Spectrum Disorders" will be offered on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 6-7:30 p.m., at 1400 McCallie Ave. The speaker will be Dr. Karen Weigle.

This workshop is for all parents, educators, and caregivers. Childcare is available for those who RSVP, by contacting 423 260-1115 or buck.dave@gmail.com.

Attendees will learn about the changes in diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders based on the new DSM-V.

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Roy Exum: Marshall’s 3% Folly

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