AHWI quarterly newsletter April 2013 is available- click here to read Volume 3.
AHWI is pleased to announce that it will help sponsor the 4th Annual Autism Awareness Festival in Forsyth, GA on Saturday, April 27, 2013. This festival, hosted by the Anchor of Hope Foundation, (http://www.anchorofhopefoundation.com) includes a 5K Trail Race, resource fair, food vendors, live music, children’s play area and much more. In addition to our sponsorship, AHWI clinicians will be on hand to provide community outreach and education on autism and behavioral services. Stop by and say hello!
American Health and Wellness Institute today announced that registration is now open for the First International Conference on Mindfulness. The conference will be held May 8-12, 2013, at the Sapienza – Universita di Roma in Rome, Italy. Registration, as well as information on pre-conference and conference registration fees, is available online at AHWI first international conference on mindfulness registration.
AHWI has launched a Facebook page. The page will share updates related to AHWI wellness centers as well as news, information and resources on health and wellness. We encourage our partners and colleagues to "Like" the page and share the link with peers and others in our professional community.
Monica Jackman, Ph.D., MHS, OTR/L, CAPS, clinical manager of AHWI’s Discover Recovery clinic in Port St. Lucie, Fla., authored an article recently published on PsychCentral.com.
American Health and Wellness Institute, a multidisciplinary mental health evaluation and treatment provider, today announced that the First International Conference on Mindfulness will be held May 8-12, 2013, at the Sapienza – Università di Roma in Rome, Italy.
PsychCentral.com, a popular website for consumers seeking resources and information on mental health conditions, published "The Benefits of Positive Behavior Support," an article authored by Amy Van Wynsberghe, Ph.D., Clinical Administrator East at AHWI.
AHWI is proud of its consulting work with the D.C. Department of Mental Health. We have partnered with St. Elizabeths hospital for the past four years to provide significant improvements in patient treatment services.
American Health and Wellness Institute (AHWI) is pleased to announce the opening of Discover Recovery, a community-based health and wellness clinic in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Initially, the clinic will focus on offering comprehensive occupational therapy services for individuals of all ages with conditions such as autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, mental illness, mood disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, degenerative conditions, swallowing disorders, and chronic health conditions.
In the Healthy People 2010 Progress Report, the Centers for Disease Control reported that individuals with developmental disabilities are more likely to be obese and engage in physical exercise and other healthy behaviors less frequently than individuals without disabilities. To this end, the Council has awarded a grant to American Health and Wellness Institute (AHWI) to conduct a needs assessment among individuals with developmental disabilities, their parents/caregivers and community-based fitness facilities, such as gyms, parks and recreation departments, and yoga and martial arts studios
AHWI is excited and honored to be named “Partner of the Year” for 2011 by the San Dimas, California advocacy group for the disabled Compassion in Action USA.