Autism Care for Children and Parents

Senior members of the leadership team at the Cedarnest Pediatric Autism Care Center in Jilin Province, China will visit Appalachian State University April 10-21, 2017. Dr. Fengren Liang, Paul Cackett and Vicky Zhang will further develop their services for autism care for children and their parents, along with the start-up of a school for special needs children in China. During their visit, they will be participating in training and meetings on campus through interprofessional, instructional activities with faculty and students across colleges at ASU, Watauga County School and Cherokee School districts, TEACCH trainers from UNC Chapel Hill, as well as various community partners including HAND, Camp Crinkleroot, and others. Paul Cackett and Vicky Zhang will provide presentations on campus that discuss the progress and needs of the Autism Care Center. The presentations and activities with university, school district and community partners will also promote the developments of a global learning community at Appalachian, as well as explore successful faculty and student internship opportunities.

This visit is hosted by Appalachian State University Quality Enhancement Program, International Office of Educational Development, The Beaver College of Health Sciences, The NC BCBS Institute of Health and Human Services, and The Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management.

If you are interested in learning about autism care here and abroad, you can enhance your global learnings by attending this presentation on autism and pediatric model development April 10-21. For further information, please contact Meg Barth ( or 828-262-1662), Garner Dewey ( or 828-262-7337), or Mary Sheryl Horine ( or 828-262-7557).

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Published: Apr 10, 2017 9:35am