"Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Life Long Journey" Conference in Greenville

Source: Eastern AHEC?

GREENVILLE, Pitt County - An autism conference is expected to take place in Greenville on Thursday and Friday.

The conference titled "Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Life Long Journey" is for family members and health care providers of those with autism. This conference is the first of its kind in Eastern North Carolina that focuses on supporting those with autism at all stages of life.

The conference is hosted by Eastern AHEC and TEACCH Autism Program and will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. each day at the Education Center at Eastern AHEC, 2600 W. Arlington Blvd., Greenville, NC.

Participants must register in advance.

According to Eastern AHEC, Autism is one of the fastest growing developmental disorders in the country with 1 in 68 children nationally being diagnosed on the autism spectrum each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. This figure is 1 in 58 in North Carolina.

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