An Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder(s)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
06:00 PM to 07:00 PM


Nicklaus Children’s Miami Lakes Outpatient Center
15025 NW 77 Avenue
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

This class is offered to parents, family members and caregivers who are involved in the care of a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our hope is to further educate and provide support to the community regarding characteristics of individuals with diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, intervention strategies offered, and the opportunity to ask questions in an open discussion setting.   

About the Speakers:
Piedad Cristancho (Pia) is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist currently working at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital-Miami Lakes Outpatient Center since 2009.  She graduated in 2000 with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy and received her M.S. in Business Administration in 2002 from Florida International University. She recently completed her Certification in Behavioral Intervention for Children with Autism from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and is presently working on completing the Autism Navigator for Early Intervention Providers. She is the mother of two young men, one of whom has a diagnosis of ADHD and ASD.
Jimena Blanco  is a bilingual Speech Language Pathologist, currently working at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital – Miami Lakes Outpatient Center since 2013. She graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Florida International University and in 2010 graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a M.S. in Speech Language Pathology. Through the University of Massachusetts, she acquired a Certification for Behavioral Intervention for Children with Autism in 2016.

For more information please contact:

Wendy Johnson
Phone: 305-662-8282

Cost: Free with registration.


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