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MIRA FOUNDATION CONTINUES ITS INVOLVEMENT WITH CHILDREN LIVING WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (ASD)

MONTREAL, April 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Éric St-Pierre, CEO and founder of the MIRA Foundation and Mr. Noël Champagne, a psychologist at the MIRA Foundation are inviting media representatives to a press conference where the results of studies, carried out between 2003 to 2009, on the impact of the integration of assistance dogs in the families of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), will be shared.

The event will also mark the announcement of a major commitment to the Mira Foundation towards children with this disease.

Program

  • Unveiling the results of the impact of the integration of assistance dogs in families of children with a autism spectrum disorders in the presence of
    • Marcel Trudel, PhD in psychology, professor and researcher in psychoeducation, Université de Sherbrooke
    • Sonia Lupien, PhD in neuropsychology, Scientific Director of the Centre for Studies on Human Stress, affiliated with the University of Montreal
    • Stephanie Fecteau, psycho-educator, Ph.D., Mira Foundation
  • The testimony of a parent of an autistic child
  • A visit of the Mira complex with Nicolas St-Pierre, Deputy Director General of the Mira Foundation
    • Nursery and center for the shelter and training of animals
    • Schola Mira, center for the intervention service, for children with a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) service training and support to parents, families and professionals who wish to acquire or enhance their knowledge and understanding.

REMINDER :

What :  The publication of the results of studies carried out between 2003 to 2009 on the impact of the integration of assistance dogs in the families of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) will be shared.
   
Who :  Éric St-Pierre, CEO and founder, the MIRA Foundation
   
  Noël Champagne, psychologist, the MIRA Foundation
   
  Marcel Trudel, PhD in psychology, professor and researcher in psychoeducation, Université de Sherbrooke
   
  Marcel Trudel, PhD in psychology, professor and researcher in psychoeducation, Université de Sherbrooke
   
  Sonia Lupien, PhD in neuropsychology, Scientific Director of the Centre for Studies on Human Stress, affiliated with the University of Montreal
   
  Stephanie Fecteau, psycho-educator, Ph.D., Mira Foundation
   
When :   Monday April 15, 10:30 am
   
Where :  MIRA Fondation 1820, rang Nord-Ouest Ste-Madeleine, Quebec 
   
  At the end of the exit, turn left, St-Simon street (follow the direction of the of Sainte-Madeleine village). At the first light, pass the tracks and turn right (Boulevard Laurier). Continue for 1 km and turn left on rang Nord-Ouest. There are two entrances, take the second. The press conference will be held at Pavillon Marcelle and Jean Coutu.

 

 

 

SOURCE: MIRA FOUNDATION

For further information:

Anik Le Marquand
Tel : 514-843-2342 
Cell : 514-502-0578