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Glickman Lauder Center of Excellence in Autism and Developmental Disorders presents free webinar on recognizing and managing anxiety in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

February 25, 2022

Contact: Marc Glass

PORTLAND, MAINEThe Glickman Lauder Center of Excellence in Autism and Developmental Disorders, Maine’s nationally recognized provider of multi-level care, research and training, will present the first in its new community education series of free webinars for parents and caregivers, at noon on Thursday, March 17.

Presented by the Center’s clinical director, Kimberly Loika-Smith, LCSW, and outpatient psychologist and board certified behavior analyst, Christine Dub, Ph.D., “Understanding Behaviors: A Closer Look at Your Child’s Anxiety” will focus on recognizing and managing anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorder, when to seek professional help and what to expect from treatment. The one-hour, Zoom-based webinar is offered at no charge, but advance registration is required.

“As Maine’s leading continuum of care provider to people with autism and developmental disorders, our goal with the monthly webinar series is to help parents and caregivers understand the broad array of resources and strategies available to them,” said the Center’s director, Matthew Siegel, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs of Maine Behavioral Healthcare’s developmental disorders service line. “Our specially trained providers look forward to sharing their expertise in the emotional and behavioral needs of people with autism and other developmental disorders and how to use evidence-based practices to meet each person’s distinctive needs.”

The Glickman Lauder Center of Excellence in Autism and Developmental Disorders webinar series for parents and caregivers will be presented on the third Thursday of each month and feature presenters from Maine Behavioral Healthcare and experts from other behavioral health agencies.

For more information on the webinar series, please contact Jodie Hall at 207-661-6793.


About the Glickman Lauder Center of Excellence in Autism and Developmental Disorders
Located at 37 Andover Road in Portland, Maine, the Glickman Lauder Center of Excellence is Northern New England’s leading provider of behavioral health services, research and professional training for people with autism and other developmental disorders. With significant philanthropic support from the community, the Center of Excellence recently opened in a 28,000-square-foot state-of-the-art building, where more than 100 specialized staff members offer multiple treatment programs for toddlers through adults. Learn more.

About Maine Behavioral Healthcare
Maine Behavioral Healthcare is a leading provider of mental health services, with over 30 outpatient locations throughout southern, western and mid-coast Maine, as well as Spring Harbor Hospital, providing an integrated continuum of comprehensive, coordinated behavioral healthcare for Maine residents of all ages. Learn more at

About MaineHealth
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of nine local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,700 employed and independent physicians working together through an Accountable Care Organization. With close to 22,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. It includes Franklin Memorial Hospital/Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington, LincolnHealth in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, Maine Behavioral Healthcare in South Portland, MaineHealth Care at Home in Saco, Maine Medical Center in Portland, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., Mid Coast-Parkview Health in Brunswick, NorDx in Scarborough, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County Hospital in Rockport and Belfast, Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and Sanford, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook and Stephens Memorial Hospital/Western Maine Health Care in Norway. MaineHealth Affiliates include Maine General Health in Augusta and Waterville, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. It is also a significant stakeholder in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland.

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