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April is Autism Awareness Month

A time for learning, educating, and advocating

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) refers to a common group of neurodevelopmental disorders that affect social interaction, language and communication, and behavior. Although these areas of challenges are common to ASD, this brain-based disorder affects individuals in different ways.

Take Part

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Supports for families affected by autism

  • The Fifth Annual Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS) Conference on Friday-Saturday, April 5-6, provides presentations and break-out sessions for adults with siblings who have disabilities. Details here.
  • TRIAD Families First Workshop on Saturday, April 20, will address Developing Basic Communication. No cost. For parents of young children with ASD. Click here to register.
  • SibSaturdays provide fun, games, and sharing for children, ages 5-13, who have a brother or sister with a disability. Details here.

For professionals

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Contact

Courtney Evans Taylor, (615) 322-5658

Elizabeth Turner, M.A., (615) 322-8240

Jan Rosemergy, Ph.D., (615) 322-8238

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