April Autism-Related Workshop Is on Social Skills Training

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology’s School of Psychology offers free monthly workshops of particular interest to parents, educators and
professionals who deal with the issues of autism. The presentations, scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m., take place in the Hartley Room, second floor of the
Denius Student Center, in the heart of campus. All will be on the last Wednesday of the month, except for the May workshop.

The April 30 workshop is “Social Skills Training for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.” The speakers, faculty from the School of Psychology, are
Mark Harvey, Ph.D., and Celeste Harvey, Ph.D. They will discuss how the lack of social skills typical of children and youth with these disorders is one of
the most stigmatizing impairments they face, often persisting into adulthood.

“We will put forward the need for research and clinical application of social skills, compare and contrast techniques for teaching these social skills and
present techniques that have proved effective,” said Mark Harvey. The research and clinical applications of Florida Tech faculty and students will also be

Other upcoming workshops are:
May 21 Discrete Trial Teaching Methods for Building Communication and Daily Living Skills
June 25 Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention

The Denius Student Center is located off Country Club Road, near University Boulevard. For more information, contact the School of Psychology at (321)

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