Join us for networking and education for professionals supporting the perinatal population, including pregnancy, delivery and the first year of a child's life. This meeting is open to all professionals that work with expecting and new parents in Austin and the surrounding areas.
The September meeting offers 1.5 CEUs for social workers and features the following educational presentations:
Cord Blood Banking
Newborn Stem Cells: Current and Potential Clinical Applications
Michelle McDougle, MS, CGC
Presenters will discuss cord blood banking and provide a general overview of stem cell science and current research. They will also present about the Newborn Possibilities Program which assists eligible families with free cord blood and cord tissue preservation for five years.
Communication Milestones in Infancy & What to Do When There Are Concerns
Dr. Jana Rundle
As soon as babies come out of the womb, they are learning the complex intricacies of communication. From eye contact, social smiles, gestures, babbling, and spoken words, they are continuing to learn to communicate their wants, needs, and feelings in various ways. This presentation will focus on communication milestones in the first few years of life, how to promote your child’s social and verbal development, and what to do when there are concerns.