Annual Autism Conference

Posted by on April 20, 2009

Green Tree School celebrates Autism Awareness Month with Community Events

Annual Autism Conference & Community Connections offers resources and answers

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Green Tree School is presenting several events during the month of April. Green Tree is an informational resource on special needs issues for the Philadelphia region. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for students with special needs and their families. Recently celebrating 50 years of innovation in special needs education, Green Tree warmly welcome you into the school community, and offer an open invitation to attend one of our upcoming programs! Call the development office @ (215) 843-4528 ext 210 to register for programs or find learn about Green Tree School.

Thursday April 30th (5pm – 8pm) Autism Community Connections
Location: Green Tree School Multipurpose Room / 146 West Walnut Lane, Philadelphia PA 19144
Green Tree is hosting an open house opportunity for parents, caregivers, advocates and others interested in Autism Spectrum Disorder, to interact, ask questions and support each other during a night of compassionate exchanges. The autism experts at Green Tree School welcome everyone from the community to come out and exchange, relate and form connections across the spectrum. Free and appropriate childcare is available for children with ASD and without. Refreshments will be served and the event is free and open to the public.

Friday  May 1st (8am – 4pm) 3rd Annual Autism Conference – ASD: Perspectives on Transitions
Location: La Salle University Student Union Building / 20th & Olney Avenues, Northwest Philadelphia
Green Tree Partnerships and LaSalle University will host the 3rd Annual Autism Conference, a one-day resource-rich symposium at LaSalle’s Philadelphia campus. Hear from two highly respected experts – Dr. Anthony Rostain (Penn Hospital and CHOP) and Scott Robertson (Autism Self-Advocacy Network) and several other dynamic speakers dealing with transition throughout the ASD Spectrum. This conference strengthens support services across the Autistic Spectrum and fosters an environment of open dialogue and invaluable professional development opportunities.  Visit for registration details.

Green Tree School Executive Director, Dr. Herman Axelrod states “Green Tree is committed to being a resource to all, fostering a culture of learning and advocacy. The Green Tree Partnerships Annual Autism Conference is comprehensive and aimed at sharing best practices with human services professionals, as well as educating parents, teachers and advocates across the spectrum. Our commitment to the special needs children in our charge is extensive and heartfelt and we are proud to extend our caring and expertise and help to the entire Philadelphia community.” Visit for information on upcoming events and initiatives.

About Green Tree School
Green Tree School is a 50 year old special needs institution, specializing in Autism education and services. We are a state licensed, approved private school with a staff to student ratio of 1:2.5. We are dedicated to serving three populations of children who are identified with serious emotional disturbances, preschool developmental delays or autism spectrum disorders.  In operation since 1957, Green Tree School is embarking on our 50th anniversary, as the oldest school of this kind in Philadelphia!

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