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September 24, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - September 25, 2019 @ 1:00 am

MENTAL HEALTH AND AUTISM: A PANEL DISCUSSIONnTuesday, September 24, 2019 7:00-9:00pmnNon-Profit Collaborative of Howard Countyn9770 Patuxent Woods DrivenColumbia, MD nThe event will explore the intersection of mental health and autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including educating the community about the high frequency of co-occurring mental health disorders and ASD, increasing awareness of what common mental disorders may look like with those with ASD, offering strategies to effectively manage a mental health crisis, and providing information about local resources. The panel will consist of a range of people with professional and/or personal experience researching, treating, supporting, or having experienced a mental health crisis of their own or a mental health crisis of a family member. Confirmed panelists include Luther Kalb, PhD, an epidemiologist and assistant professor at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Denise Giuliano, Executive Director of NAMI of Howard County; Cindy Kirk, CPSP, a Family Peer Support Specialist with the Maryland Coalition of Families; and Matthew Plantz, a self-advocate who is involved with numerous local organizations. This free event is presented by the Howard County Autism Society. No pre-registration is required. Made possible through the generous support of The Horizon Foundation


September 24, 2019 @ 11:00 pm
September 25, 2019 @ 1:00 am
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