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April 2, 2013

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Brown Bag to feature panelon autism

PLATTSBURGH — “Autism: Ask Your Questions” is the next Brown Bag Mental Health Program for interested community members, professionals, consumers and family members.

Co-sponsored by Behavioral Health Services North and the National Alliance on Mental Illness: Champlain Valley, the event takes place from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. in the second-floor meeting room.

Participants are encouraged to bring their lunches and eat during the panel discussion. Resource materials will be provided.

For more information, call BHSN at 563-8206, Ext. 135, email bblack@bhsn.org or visit www.bhsn.org; or call NAMI at 561-2685 or email namicv@aol.com.

Impeerium to host open forum

PLATTSBURGH — It’s Your Turn to Speak Up! offers an opportunity for people to weigh in on what’s going on in their communities.

Set for noon to 1 p.m. and also 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15, the event is hosted by Impeerium Peer Network, a peer-based program that provides mutual support for those who have used mental-health services or are currently using them. 

Speak Up! takes place at National Alliance on Mental Illness: Champlain Valley, Suite D., 14 Healey Ave., in Plattsburgh.

For more information, call 324-6250.

High Peaks Hospice launches new website

LAKE PLACID — Adworkshop & Inphorm, an employee-owned digital marketing agency, has launched a new website for High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care, a local nonprofit health-care organization that provides services to the terminally ill and their families. 

The site, donated by the firm, features an easy-to-use content management system (CMS), a secure interface for donations and a professional design — it is intended to help improve website traffic, increase donations, promote news and events, and expand the organization’s volunteer team, a press release said.

“The new website is so appealing to look at and, though there is still much to do, is comprehensive and flexible enough to meet our needs for years to come,” said Darsie Townsend, director of development at High Peaks Hospice.

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