Autism Seminars Lebanon PA

Autism seminars are a resource for information about and research pertaining to autism diagnosis, autism assessments, autism intervention programs, behavioral treatments, and behavioral challenges of autism. See below to learn more about autism and to find autism seminars in Lebanon, PA.

Penn State Hershey Autism Center
(717) 531-6772
The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Medical, Psychological Counseling, Research, Research, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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TherAbilities, Inc.
(717) 540-9218
4210 Linglestown Road
Harrisburg, PA
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Assistive Technology, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, FastForword, Floortime, Interactive Metronome, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Riversaide Associates, P.C.
(717) 238-6880
Harrisburg, PA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Assessment, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten

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Greater Harrisburg Area Autism Society
(717) 732-8400 ext. 8408
PO Box 101
Enola, PA
Support Services
Activities, Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Haircuts & Photography, Helpful Websites, Inflatable Bounce Houses/Parties, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Child Development Services
610 296 6725 x183
Paoli, PA
Support Services
Camps, Early Intervention, Floortime, Hearing & CAPD Testing, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Riverside Professional Development
(877) 238-3660
PO Box 1835
Harrisburg, PA
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Education, Training/Seminars

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Elizabeth Johnides
(717) 541-5000
Harrisburg, PA
Support Services
Advocates (Special Education), Disability Advocacy, Lawyers (Special Needs Trusts), Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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G. David Smith, Ph.D., BCBA-D
717-713022
Camp Hill, PA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Vocational & Psychological Services
(724) 287-5604
350 North Main Street
Butler, PA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Art Therapy, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Mark E. Salvas, Sr., MBA
(412) 858-7126
Monroeville, PA
Support Services
Lawyers (Special Needs Trusts), Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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A Shot in the Dark

It has been a rite of passage for more than a generation of American children:
That (generally dreaded) doctor’s visit for the “shots” meant to protect kids against
such once-common scourges as measles, whooping cough and chickenpox. But now
some parents and healthcare professionals—alarmed by the incidence of autism
and other disorders that they feel have been triggered by vaccines—are resisting
the mass-inoculation movement that has undergirded public health for decades.
Here, Energy Times presents both sides of the story.

By Lisa James

From January, 2008

Whenever you see a gaggle of little ones heading into kindergarten for the first time, it’s likely that nine out of every ten have had their “shots”—the vaccines that have helped make epidemics of such diseases as measles almost as rare as jacks and jump ropes in this video-game age. But childhood vaccination is not without controversy, as demonstrated by a handful of cases currently before the federal court system: In each case, parents have claimed that their child developed autism—a developmental disorder marked by socialization difficulties and compulsively repetitious behaviors—after receiving vaccinations during infancy. Most of them blame thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative that has since been removed from most vaccines, even though the mainstream scientific community has found no link between thimerosal and autism.

These cases, referred to as the Omnibus Autism Proceeding, are being heard by a part of the US Court of Federal Claims that deals with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Under this system, which bypasses the lawsuit process, cases are argued before special masters, judges who then decide whether a plaintiff who claims to have been harmed by vaccination deserves compensation from a government-administered fund.

While nearly 900 plaintiffs claiming vaccine-related injuries other than autism have received settlements over the past 19 years, autism claims are by far the most numerous: The cases now before the court, in which briefs are still being filed, are just the vanguard of roughly 5,000 similar cases that have been brought by parents of autistic children. And behind the dry legal paperwork lie the stories of kids—and families—who have endured years of suffering.

No one wants to see any child suffer. But many doctors argue that mass vaccination is one of public health’s biggest success stories. Other people believe that the routine administration of vaccines is not without dangers of its own, particularly in children who are genetically susceptible to poor vaccination reactions. We’ll present the arguments made by both sides; first let’s look at how vaccines developed.

The Drive Towards Universal Vaccination
Epidemics have threatened human­kind since the dawn of time; eventually some people learned how to use mild cases of a disease to prevent more severe ones. It is believed that inoculation, in which weakl...

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