Pastoral Care Conference - Demystifying Autism: Exploring Physical, Behavioral, and Spiritual Needs

The Allied Services Integrated Health System Heinz Rehab Hospital will be hosting its 15th annual Spirituality and Disability Conference on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at Heinz Rehab Hospital, 150 Mundy Street, Wilkes-Barre Township, PA.

This year’s topic is: “Demystifying Autism: Exploring Physical, Behavioral, and Spiritual Needs.” Speakers will feature two pediatric physicians, a psychologist who is also a Roman Catholic deacon, a Licensed Social Worker, as well as panelists who either have Autism or have someone in their families who has Autism.

Pictured above are some of the members of the 2015 Planning Committee: Seated, left to right: Julie Miller, M.S., CCC-SLP; Anna Deputy, RN, BSN; Marianne C. Sailus, BCC. Standing, same order: Donna Lee Diltz; Archpriest Joseph Martin; Mary Ann Fedorczyk, CRRN, CBIS; the Right Rev. Archpriest James G. Hayer, Conference Chairperson; Donna Kopicki, LCSW, CBIS; the Rev. John Hartman; and Anne Hester, DPC. Absent at time of photo were Rabbi Larry Kaplan, and Connie Myers.

For more information, see the event brochure, or e-mail/phone Chaplain Marianne Sailus at or 570-830-2039.