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Autism Clinic Upcoming Live Events

Virtual training opportunities

During COVID-19, Children’s Mercy is currently offering virtual educational opportunities for families, health care professionals and community professionals in place of our in-person educational trainings. All virtual sessions are free and you must register to attend.

If you are interested in a topic, please reserve a spot by sending an email to Thank you for helping us all keep safe.

Upcoming events

Autism Family (VIRTUAL) Training Series Presents:

Caregiver Autism Training Series: Next Steps after an Autism Diagnosis

This is a recommended training for all families that have received an autism diagnosis. This training will cover connecting with services, gaining greater understanding of the diagnosis, learning about evidence-based therapies for autism and provide a family perspective of living with ASD. Registrants will also have time to ask questions.

Speakers: Dr. Melissa Campbell, PsyD, Child Psychologist; Robin Jordan, RN, CPN Family Resource Autism Nurse Specialist; Mary Anne Hammond, Education Coordinator, Autism.

When: Tuesday, July 12

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Location: Virtual

Training is free and registration is required.

Register for Next Steps after an Autism Diagnosis

Caregiver Autism Training Series: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Co-occurring GI Conditions

Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are some of the most common co-occurring conditions seen in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). When a child is nonverbal or minimally verbal, has sensory differences and restricted and repetitive behaviors, it can be challenging to assess and treat GI concerns. This presentation will review common GI concerns in individuals with ASD and discuss challenges associated with identifying, evaluating, and treating GI disorders. Parents will be equipped with ways to discuss concerns with providers and learn about tools to assess possible GI conditions or pain in youth with autism.

Speaker: Christina Low-Kapalu, PhD, Child Psychologist

When: Wednesday, Aug. 17

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual

Training is free and registration is required.

Register for ASD and Co-occurring GI Conditions