AAC General Meeting
March 21, 2014
1:00 - 3:00pm
Emory Hospital at Johns Creek - Conference Room
6325 Hospital Parkway
Johns Creek, GA 30097
"How to deal with Autism in the suburbs?"
· Increase awareness of the Atlanta Autism Consortium (AAC) mission and activities and benefits of becoming a member.
· Share a medical, educational and parental point of view on autism-related aspects, touching people leaving in metro areas
· Share resources for families and individuals with autism.
· Develop a community network for families and individuals with autism.
Dr. Gregory Abowd, President of the Atlanta Autism Consortium, will share information about the organization and share the benefits of being involved as a member and attendee of community presentations and events.
Dr. Jennifer Zubler, Pediatrician at CHOA, will discuss how to create a comprehensive approach for caring for and raising a child with ASD from a pediatrician and parent perspective.
Jen Zubler, M.D.,a pediatrician and parent of two teenage children, one who has autism, knows first hand the difficulties in navigating various systems to provide a comprehensive approach to the treatment of autism. Dr. Zubler was in private practice in Atlanta for many years, but left to spend more time with her family. A graduate of the Georgia Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (GaLEND) program, she currently volunteers at the Good Samaritan Health Center where she helps run a Developmental and Behavioral Clinic and is a consultant with the Center for Disease Control’s Learn the Signs Act Early Program. Dr. Zubler will discuss how to create a comprehensive approach for caring for and raising a child with ASD to include developmental significance through adolescence and young adulthood.
Then, a distinguished panel will discuss experience with raising their children with autism to include educational, clinical and supplemental services available in our local and greater community. Resources will also be shared regarding adult life as an individual with autism.
Attendees are encouraged to engage with panel members in interactive dialogue to discuss needs, issues and benefits related to living in the suburbs as well as to build knowledge of resources and support through the Atlanta Autism Consortium and other agencies / organizations working to enhance the quality of life for families and individuals with autism.