This email is intended to provide useful, relevant information and resources to the autism community. Learn more about the Thompson Autism Center at CHOC.
Tips for coping with an ASD diagnosis
It's not easy to hear the news that your child has autism and realize that your life will be different than you had expected it to be. Autism Speaks offers tips for dealing with your own needs and emotions as you begin to move forward. View the Tips
Virtual Resource Fair coming April 17
The Thompson Autism Center at CHOC will host a Virtual Resource Fair on April 17. Attend to learn about therapeutic services, support groups, educational opportunities and recreational activities that focus on individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. The event will be held via Zoom. Register Today
Podcast for providers: Social interaction preference assessments
Dr. Casey Clay, director of the Behavior Program at the Thompson Autism Center, discusses social interaction preference assessments in this ABA podcast. Listen to the Podcast
Workshop teaches parents, caregivers the basics of autism
This online workshop is designed for caregivers of children who are newly diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We encourage parents, grandparents, family members, caregivers, and professionals to attend, as well as individuals who would like more education about ASD. RSVP to Join Us
Support the Thompson Autism Center wish list
The Thompson Autism Center is accepting donations through the Walmart Registry for Good program. Donations will be used throughout the year to gift to children on special occasions, assist families who may be in need and equip the center with resources for programs and initiatives. Donate Now
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