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Nazareth College’s School of Education is putting the spotlight on autism with its upcoming Nazareth College Inclusion Institute, Revealing the Strengths of Learners with Autism, on Saturday, November 6. It is an all-day conference with nationally-known autism expert Brenda Smith Myles as the keynote speaker. The Institute will highlight a new movement in the field to focus on the strengths of individuals with autism. The day includes break-out workshops and also a screening of the new documentary We Thought You’d Never Ask: Voices of People With Autism by autism expert Paula Kluth. The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $30 ($20 for students), and registration is due by Oct. 29. Please visit http://www.naz.edu/education/childhood-education to download a registration form or call 585-389-2947 for more information.
Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D., a consultant with the Ziggurat Group, is the recipient of the 2004 Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Professional Award and the 2006 Princeton Fellowship Award. She is on the National Institute of Mental Health’s Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee’s Strategic Planning Consortium and the Autism Society of America’s Panel of Professional Advisors. She has made over 500 presentations all over the world, written more than 150 articles and books on autism and Asperger Syndrome, and served as the co-chair of the National ASD Teacher Standards Committee.
The Nazareth College Inclusion Institute is sponsored by the School of Education Alice Foley Speaker Series, the School of Health and Human Services and the Department of Inclusive Childhood Education.