February Autism Workshop Explores Community-based Services

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 Feb. 25 workshop is “Community-based Services for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).”

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.

The February speaker is Kim Spence Cochran, Ph.D., from the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD) at the University of Central Florida (UCF).
Spence-Cochran is coordinator of Educational & Training programs for UCF-CARD, a member of the Project Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Grant Advisory
Committee at UCF and an adjunct instructor for the College of Education and the UCF Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. In addition to her
responsibilities at CARD, Spence-Cochran is on the editorial review board of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation (JVR) and the journal of Assistive
Technology Outcomes and Benefits. Most recently, she published
her ground-breaking research in the book, Assistive Technology and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research-Based Practice & Innovation in the Field.

The presentation will review options for individuals with ASD within Brevard County. Participants will learn about agency providers as well as support and
services available from the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of Central Florida.

The Denius Student Center is located off Country Club Road, near University Boulevard. For more information about the workshop or the center, contact the
School of Psychology at (321) 674-8104.

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