Florida Tech to Recognize Autism Art Contest Winner at Oct. 29-30 Conference

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology’s School of Psychology and Scott Center for Autism Treatment have named 12-year-old Joseph Mazzella of Palm Bay as the winner of this year’s “Stepping Stories to Excellence” art contest. He is a sixth grader at Port Malabar Elementary School. Mazzella’s artwork will be featured on the university’s Autism Conference 2010 brochure and he will also be presented with an award at the Oct. 29-30 conference.

The fourth annual artwork contest recognizes the talents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and encourages children with ASD under the age of 18 to participate.

The conference is hosted by the School of Psychology and will be held on campus in the Gleason Performing Arts Center. The conference will feature noted autism experts speaking on a variety of related topics. They will offer comprehensive information to assist educators, health care and social service providers, and families in developing effective educational and therapeutic care.

For more information, contact Theresa Travis at (321) 674-8104 or ttravis@fit.edu; or visit http://411.fit.edu/autismconference.

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