As part of its annual free Spectrum of Options Seminar Series, The Children’s Institute will present “Medication Issues: The Latest from the National Institute of Health” on Tuesday, December 1, from 7 PM to 9 PM. The seminar will be held at The Children’s Institute, 1 Sunset Ave., Verona, NJ.

This update will provide the most recent information related to Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, mood, anxiety, and sleep disorders.  Attendees will learn how to navigate online educational material that will provide a resource for future learning, identify commonly used medications, understand their purpose and possible side effects, and understand the important rules of behavioral strategies that may be combined with medication for positive outcomes.  Audience questions will be welcomed.

The seminar will be presented by Dr. Mark Faber. Dr. Faber is a board certified psychiatrist with more than 20 years of practice. He has earned an esteemed reputation among peers, families, and educators. Dr. Faber provides psychiatric evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults who may be affected by ADHD, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders. He consults with school districts, and is on staff at The Children’s Institute (TCI), providing case reviews, meetings with parents and staff, and communication with treating psychiatrist/ physician on behalf of the school district. He also consults with primary care physicians regarding psychiatric issues.  Dr. Faber works closely with patients and families to implement evidence-based treatment. He uses up-to-date information regarding medication from Continuing Education conferences.

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While the Spectrum of Options Seminar Series is free and open to the community, all those planning to attend must register by Monday, 11/24/15. Space is limited, so register soon. Interested parties may register online, by email, or by calling 973.509.3050 x401. This seminar is appropriate for parents and professionals.

This seminar is part of a series that will be presented throughout the year. Other seminars include: “Workability, Medicaid and Social Security” on 1/20/2016, “Managing Behaviors” on 3/16/16 and “Religious Communities, Autism, and Inclusion” on 4/26/16.

About The Children’s Institute (TCI)

For more than 50 years, TCI has been a pioneer in serving individuals with special learning needs. Today, TCI includes two non-profit schools, approved by the New Jersey State Board of Education, which serve children from ages 3-21 on the autism spectrum and with related disabilities, and The Center for Independence, a program for adults over 21, approved by the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities and the NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. TC believes the disability does not define the individual, and is committed to developing the academic, social, behavioral, communication, life and career skills of children, young adults, and adults on the autism spectrum.