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Autism expert offers workshops in West Hawaii (Dec. 10-11)


Two half-day workshops on autism, presented by a national expert, are slated for Friday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 11 on the Kohala Coast.

Entitled “Autism Spectrum Disorders: Complex but Manageable,” the workshops will be given by Dr. Margaret L. Bauman, a pediatric neurologist and research investigator. Both workshops are 9 a.m.-noon at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.

A Harvard professor, Bauman has spent the last 25 years involved in the study and treatment of autism. Identified as one of the world’s foremost physicians in this field, she is respected for the outstanding clinical care she provides, as well as for her research and teachings in the domain of developmental disorders.

Bauman’s career is exemplified by her establishment and development of The Autism Research Foundation (TARF), The Autism Research Consortium (TARC), LADDERS (Learning and Developmental Disabilities and Rehabilitation Services) and The Autism Treatment Network (ATN). Dr. Bauman has been invited to Hawaii by the Baby STEPS to Stronger Big Island Families Council, in conjunction with the Hawaii County Mayor’s Committee on Early Childhood.

Cost to attend either workshop is $30 per person and includes a continental breakfast. A limited number of scholarships are available for family members of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. For more information, or a registration form, contact Angela Thomas at 887-1228 or email

Baby STEPS to Stronger Big Island Families, a program of Friends of the Future, is an initiative created by individuals and organizations committed to helping all keiki on Hawaii Island to be healthy, happy and to thrive by supporting families, strengthening practitioners and engaging communities.

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