Who does The Resource Center Serve?
Behavioral Pediatrics Resource Center serves organizations that serve throughout Georgia, with an emphasis on rural south Georgia. We provide autism awareness trainings for organizations which care for children so that they can understand how to best serve children with autism. We DO NOT work directly with children.
How can my group get a speaker or trainings?
Contact us by emailing [email protected] – Let us know what your group is, when you’d like someone to speak, and any other details you’d like to let us know. We’ll get back to you shortly to begin scheduling.
How can I donate?
You can donate online by visiting http://behavoiral-pediatrics.org/donate or by mailing a donation to our mailing address: 406 Savannah Ave, Statesboro, GA 30458. We appreciate every donation!
How can I intern with Behavioral Pediatrics Resource Center?
If you are interested in interning with us, please send your resume and a cover letter by email to [email protected] Please note that Behavioral Pediatrics Resource Center is an educational non-profit which offers trainings. We are not a medical practice and we do not work directly with children.
Does The Resource Center only serve Dr. Zeanah’s patients?
No, the resource center serves organizations across all of Georgia. We are a non-profit that works to better the lives of all children with autism in the state. Please note that Michelle Zeanah, MD is our executive director, but grant money can not be used to pay for medical services in her practice. Furthermore, any family in south Georgia can participate in the Behavioral Pediatrics Resource Center’s activities. No affiliation with Dr. Zeanah’s medical practice is needed.
What is the “spectrum” of autism?
Autism is commonly known to be a “spectrum,” meaning, no two people with autism are exactly alike. There are many different characteristics of autism, and those who are diagnosed can have any number and combination of those characteristics with varying degrees of severity.
What’s up with all the puzzle pieces?
A puzzle piece is often a symbol or image for autism. That is because many time when someone is diagnosed with autism, their parents and themselves understand the “missing piece.” An autism diagnosis can explain behaviors that nothing else can, so it is often viewed as a the final puzzle piece to understanding either yourself or your child.