AUTISM LEADER UPDATES MEMBERS
Nina Wall, Director of the PA Bureau of Autism Services (BAS)
, updated PAR members about collaborative efforts between providers and the autism community to improve services for Commonwealth citizens with autism.
Wall mentioned numerous training opportunities that the Bureau of Autism is making available for providers on best practice.
She was accompanied by Amy Alford, Eastern Clinical Consultant for BAS, who gave specific examples of assistance the Bureau can provide to providers on a variety of topics including the justice system, child welfare, physical health, employment, voting, LGBTQ issues, school to transition issues and other concerns.
Wall indicated a new PA Autism Needs Assessment was undertaken in 2017, and urged PAR members to attend the PA Autism Training Conference on June 5-7, 2018.