Brief Biography

Dr. Anne Mc Grorty, assistant professor of nursing at La Salle University, where she also received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice. She celebrates her thirty-fifth year in nursing this year. Her areas of expertise are pediatric nursing, school health, childhood obesity, public health, and developmental pediatrics. As a pediatric nurse practitioner, at Red Lion Pediatrics in Philadelphia, she continues to excel in primary care and develop creative solutions to pediatric health issues. More recently to complete her doctoral capstone she developed an evidence-based teaching plan that informs an online communication interventions. She was voted “Top Doc 2010” by her patients that shared her dedication with a local children’s magazine. She shares her passion for pediatrics and empowers her students “to care for other people’s children the way that you want your own children cared for.” She loves spending time relaxing with her husband and three children.

Workshop Description

Navigating through the healthcare system is complex and costly and is most difficult for parents of children diagnosed with autism. Parents and their autistic children are often most comfortable in the pediatric primary care setting, which is generally predictable, structured, and family-centered. As autistic children age, adolescents may continue to require high structure when transitioning to adult primary care. This presentation will aid parents, educators, and professionals to assist families during this transition in healthcare systems.

Location

Olney Hall 101

Start Date

1-5-2015 1:45 PM

End Date

1-5-2015 3:00 PM

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May 1st, 1:45 PM May 1st, 3:00 PM

Making a Seamless Transition in Care: Moving the Special Needs Child across the Spectrum of Healthcare

Olney Hall 101

Navigating through the healthcare system is complex and costly and is most difficult for parents of children diagnosed with autism. Parents and their autistic children are often most comfortable in the pediatric primary care setting, which is generally predictable, structured, and family-centered. As autistic children age, adolescents may continue to require high structure when transitioning to adult primary care. This presentation will aid parents, educators, and professionals to assist families during this transition in healthcare systems.