Adult Orientations Autism Tennessee’s Adult Orientations are two-hour informational sessions about autism spectrum disorders conducted by an autism specialist and an adult with autism. Who should attend? This Orientation is for adults who have a diagnosis of autism and those who suspect that they may have autism. This Orientation is most helpful for individuals seeking resources and support in order to understand and manage their autism diagnosis as well as those who want to connect to others in the autism community. What will I learn? You will… Learn the diagnostic characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and criteria for assessment Discuss the difficulties associated with ASD Gain an understanding of treatment options, effective strategies in self-advocacy, and how to create a support system Hear success strategies from a peer with ASD Is there a cost? No. Both the session and childcare are FREE! How do I sign up? You may register by contacting Autism Tennessee at (615) 385-2077, ext. 1 for reservations and information or register online by clicking here. Reservations are requested. Is childcare available? Yes, free childcare is available with 48 hours advance request. Space is limited; reservations are required. When are they? Adult Orientations are held on a Thursday evening from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. There is a 30-minute meet-and-greet beginning at 6:00 pm. 2017 Adult Orientations January 12, 2017 August 10, 2017 Where are they? Orientations are held in various venues. Click the date above for more information. Register now for an Adult Orientation!