Florida Tech Autism-Related Workshop Presents Services to College-Aged Young Adults Oct. 28

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 Oct. 28 presentation is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Scott Center for Autism Treatment Seminar Room.

Licensed Staff Psychologist at Florida Tech’s Counseling and Psychological Services, Debra Sloane will co-present “Understanding Asperger’s from a Clinical and Sensory Perspective.” She is also a psychologist on staff at the College Internship Program (CIP), Brevard Center, in Melbourne, Fla., and provides support services to young adults with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome or learning differences who are beginning their college education or vocational training.

Sloane received her master’s of science degree in 1987 and doctorate in clinical psychology in 1989 from Florida Tech. Sloane has a son who has Asperger’s Syndrome as well as mild cerebral palsy.
Karen Rathgeber, OTR, will present on the sensory issues that affect people with learning differences or have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.
In addition, a few students who attend the residential program at CIP, Brevard Center, will share their strategies for success with other students and parents.
The next Florida Tech autism workshop, “Video Self Modeling for Social Skills Development,” is set for Nov. 18. It will also be held at the Scott Center Seminar Room.

The Seminar Room is located on the second floor of the Scott Center for Autism Treatment at the south end of the Florida Tech campus. For more information, contact the School of Psychology at (321) 674-8104.

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