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Published on April 22, 2014

Autism seminar set for May 2 at GMH 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The daylong event gets under way at 8:30 a.m. with registration. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and  will conclude at 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided. All events will take place in the GMH Education Center behind the hospital, which is located at 606 Black River Road.

Nationally known expert Cindy Schneider, author of “Acting Antics,” will speak. She will be joined by Marcella Ridley, founder of Winston’s Wish Foundation and co-author of Ryan’s Law. Other speakers include Tripp Ritchie, executive director of the Lowcountry Autism Foundation; Kristy Marshall, an  occupational therapist with NextStep Pediatrics;  Cathi Browder, regional administrator for the S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, and Debbie Wardell of the S.C. Interventionists.

The seminar is sponsored by the Georgetown Hospital System Women’s Board. For more information, call 843.520.8810, or visit the Georgetown County Autism Support Group Facebook page.


Tidelands Health is the largest health care provider in Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties. With three hospitals and more than 50 outpatient locations that stretch from Andrews to North Myrtle Beach, Tidelands Health is helping people across the Tidelands region live better lives through better health.