Events for Autism Awareness Month

April 1, 2015


Penny Pennington is the author of “It Burns a Lovely Light.”

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, specialists from Fauquier Health’s Outpatient Pediatric Clinic will host an interactive discussion, “Therapeutic Techniques for Children with Autism.” The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8 in Fauquier Hospital’s Sycamore Room. 

Speaking will be Christina Sink, MS, CCC -SLP, speech language pathologist; Courtney Albrecht PT, DPT, physical therapist; and Sherrie Beres MOT /L, occupational therapist.

Children with autism can greatly benefit from pediatric physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services. The Fauquier Health Outpatient Pediatric Clinic team approach can address balance, coordination, strength, self-regulation, self-care skills including dressing/feeding independence, sensory skills, and language and social interaction.

After the talk, beginning at 8 p.m. local author Penny Pennington will host a book signing in the Fauquier Hospital Gift Shop. Pennington’s book, “It Burns a Lovely Light,” tells the story of savant-like William James, his sister and parents, as they move from one Air Force base to another. Tragedy and healing, catastrophe and triumph are recounted as the family grows and learns together. The book has been recognized by Autism Speaks, an international Autism organization, as a resource for parents.

Register for the discussion by calling 540-316-3588 or by going to www.fauquierhealth.org/classes-and-events.

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