Community News April 12, 2013

Adena to Host Autism Education Program

Register now for an informative program, sponsored by the Adena Institute of Learning, which is intended to help parents, teachers and medical providers recognize and manage difficult behaviors that are the result of autism.

The program, entitled, “Avoid the Heat: Managing Difficult Behaviors and Meltdowns in Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)” is intended to enhance the knowledge of participants when handling interventions related to behaviors common to those with ASD.  The session will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the PACCAR Medical Education Center, located on the campus of Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe.

At the completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the cycle of tantrums, rage and meltdowns and identify interventions that can be used at each stage;
  • Identify how sensory processing can affect behaviors and learn home and clinic strategies of management; and
  • Recognize medical management relating to behaviors common to those with ASD.

The day-long program is free to the public, Adena physicians and staff. Continuing education credits are available with the education. The charge for non-Adena personnel is as follows: $125 for non-Adena physicians; $75 for non-Adena health care professionals; and $25 for teachers and social service professionals.

To register online, visit For questions or other information call (740) 779-8821 or email Registration is open through April 20, 2013.