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Wellness Wednesday: All About Autism

April 24th @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Autism Spectrum Disorder currently is diagnosed in 1 in 36 children in the United States. Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder with no known cause or cure. Autism is 4 times more common in boys than girls and impacts all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. During this talk, you will learn about the diagnosis of autism, the common symptoms and red flags, current therapies and interventions, and ways to support those impacted by autism. There will be information shared about community resources and activities for the autism community.

Speaker: Shirley Fett is a long-time volunteer board member with the Autism Society San Diego. Professionally, she works for the Vista Hill Foundation in several of their programs. She has a Master’s in Community Health Nursing from SDSU and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification from UCSD. She is a Pediatric Mental Health Specialist. She is a frequent lecturer and trainer on autism spectrum disorder for medical professionals and community partners. Shirley and her husband live in San Diego with their two adult autistic sons.

When: Wednesday, April 24 | Presentation 10-11 AM, Film screening begins 11:30 AM
Where: Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center Auditorium (9001 Wakarusa St. La Mesa, CA)
Feature Film: The Lost City (2022), PG-13, 112 minutes

Wellness Wednesdays are unique GHD-sponsored programs that feature different health topics every month. Wellness Wednesdays are free and open to all community members. Registration is not required.



April 24th
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Grossmont Healthcare District’s Conference Center Auditorium
9001 Wakarusa St
La Mesa, 91942 United States
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