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PEPTalks for Parents at Autism Center, Navicent Health

Series Offers Support, Training to Families Affected by Autism and Developmental Disorders

MACON, GA (Monday, May 16, 2016) - Autism Center, Atrium Health Navicent is pleased to announce a new program for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disorders. Free monthly ASD support and training will be offered through Parent Empowerment Program (PEP) Talks, beginning May 17.

The first PEP Talk will be hosted on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m. at The Medical Center, Atrium Health Navicent's Peyton Anderson Health Education Center (877 Hemlock Street). PEP Talks will continue to be hosted on the second Tuesday of each consecutive month and will feature a variety of topics useful for families.

PEP Talks are free and will offer those affected by ASD - including family members and healthcare professionals - evidence-based information along with tools and tips for families to use at home, school and within the community.

“The summer can be a difficult time for children with ASD, who are transitioning from a regular school schedule into a summer break. At our May PEP Talk, we will discuss ways to ease the transition and help families stay active during the summer months,” said Tripp Ritchie, Director of Autism Center, Navicent Health.

While PEP Talks are free, registration is required. Please contact Maureen Eckard at 478-633-8118 or at to register.