Marywood University to hold Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop Nov. 15


SCRANTON — Marywood University’s Professional Continuing Education department will hold an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 in the McGowan Community Room, at the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life.

This workshop aims to raise awareness and offer practical tools for intervention with the post-graduation ASD population. Those who work with people diagnosed with ASD including audiologists, counselors, educators, social workers, speech language pathologists and professionals seeking information in this field are encouraged to attend.

There is currently a mental health care crisis for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Individuals with ASD suffer core deficits in sensory, social, emotional and cognitive areas. While these deficits are generally identified and well supported throughout school, there are few services or support offered post-graduation. Recent research demonstrates that individuals with ASD suffer a higher rate of anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD and suicide than the general population, yet these conditions go undiagnosed and untreated.

This course is approved for six hours of professional development ACT 48 hours, and six continuing education hours for social workers for N.J., N.Y., and Penn., LSW licensure renewal.

The cost of the workshop is $125, and payment and registration may be made online at

Check or cash payments may be mailed to: Professional Continuing Education, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA, 18509. Participants may also register by fax at 570-961-4798, or by phone at 570-340-6061. If an agency is paying for the registration, include an authorization letter to bill the agency.

For more information, contact Carolyn M. Bonacci, director of the Professional Continuing Education department at Marywood University, at, or call 570-340-6061.