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Autism Tennessee’s Autism Orientations are two-hour informational sessions on autism and other pervasive developmental disorders conducted by an autism professional and a parent of a child with autism.  An autism professional will discuss evidence-based practices for treating autism and review commonly used terminology. A parent of a child with autism will share their story.  This series is generously funded by The Predators Foundation.

Who should attend?
This orientation is for parents of both newly-diagnosed and previously-diagnosed children, grandparents, educators, psychologists, pediatricians and other medical professionals, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, early interventionists, other service providers, and anyone interested in learning more about autism spectrum disorders.

What will I learn?
You will learn:

  • Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders;
  • How autism affects behavior;
  • Implications for learning and intervention;
  • Definitions and applications for terms commonly used in discussions concerning autism
  • Examples of evidenced-based interventions and how you can use them or request that they are used in your child’s education or therapy, and
  • A parent’s perspective on intervention and family support services in our community.

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?
Orientations are quarterly, on a Thursday evening from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. There 30-minute meet-and-greet beginning at 6:00 pm.

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  • March 9, 2017
  • July 13, 2017
  • October 12, 2017

Where are they?
Click on each date to find the location and all other information.

Register now for an Orientation!

Contact Us

P: (615) 385-2077
F: (615) 383-1176
T: (866) 508-4987
955 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
(Open Late Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Additional hours available by appointment.


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