Woodlands team members visit the Cass District Library

Published 7:46 am Friday, April 12, 2019

CASSOPOLIS — Visitors to the Cass District Library Thursday afternoon were able to get information about a community organization that could not be found by checking out a book.

Members of the Woodlands Behavioral Healthcare Network team visited the Cass District Library, 319, M-62, Cassopolis, in honor of April being both Autism Awareness Month and Alcohol Awareness Month.

Autism coordinator Keri Pantale and developmental disabilities director Sandra Levine were at the library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to offer information, resources and screenings for autism to local parents. Clinical supervisor Wendy Ludwig was also at the library giving out information and prevention materials on substance abuse.

Thursday was the first time Woodlands had hosted an informational event at the Cass District Library. Pantale, Levine and Ludwig said that they hoped by being at the library they could reach community members and help provide early intervention to both children with autism and those who may be at risk for substance abuse.

“We want to make sure people are getting the resources they need,” Levine said.

“We definitely want to be a face in the community and a part of the community and the people who live here,” Ludwig added. “We want people to know that treatment and resources are available.”

To learn more about Woodlands Behavioral Healthcare Network or about the resources it offers, visit woodlandsbhn.org.