Workshop Title

Inclusion: Not Just Outreach Anymore

Presenter Information

Wendy J. Ross MD, F.A.A.P.

Brief Biography

Wendy J. Ross, M.D., FAAP, is the founder of the Center for Pediatric Development, and Autism Inclusion Resources. She is board certified in general pediatrics and developmental and behavioral pediatrics. She diagnoses and treats children with developmental delays, autism, learning disabilities, ADHD, sleep disorders and toileting disorders. She completed medical school at Mt Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan, residency at Yale New Haven Medical Center, and fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston where she remained on faculty until moving to Philadelphia in 2007. She is currently also collaborating with museums and Philadelphia International Airport to improve accessibility for children with autism.

Workshop Description

Community inclusion is a top priority for families when thinking about the futures of individuals with autism. This session will describe the importance of collaboration among professionals, families, and community members in creating meaningful opportunities for community integration over the lifespan. Strategies, successes, and challenges, will be discussed in the context of examples of community programs. Together we will explore principles of effective inclusion and emerging best practices.

Start Date

3-5-2013 10:45 AM

End Date

3-5-2013 12:00 PM

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May 3rd, 10:45 AM May 3rd, 12:00 PM

Inclusion: Not Just Outreach Anymore

Community inclusion is a top priority for families when thinking about the futures of individuals with autism. This session will describe the importance of collaboration among professionals, families, and community members in creating meaningful opportunities for community integration over the lifespan. Strategies, successes, and challenges, will be discussed in the context of examples of community programs. Together we will explore principles of effective inclusion and emerging best practices.