Peace of Mind Pacific County presents “Panel of Experts on Autism”

SEAVIEW — In 2002, one in 150 children was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Now, one in 59 children is diagnosed with ASD.

Peace of Mind Pacific County hosted a community dinner and panel about autism Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Peninsula Church Center.

Presenters included Lutheran pastor Anna Haugen, who was diagnosed with autism as an adult; Greta Smith, Developmental Disabilities Administration case manager; Princess Klus, Basics NW outreach coordinator and parent of two adult children with autism; and Teresa Fleck, Ocean Beach School District speech-language therapist.

 

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