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 Aug. 20 workshop is “Community-based Services for Individuals with 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 August speaker is Kim Spence-Cochran, coordinator of educational and training programs for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the
University of Central Florida (UCF). In addition, she is a member of the Project Autism Spectrum Disorders Grant Advisory Committee at UCF and an adjunct
instructor for UCF’s College of Education and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Recently, she has become editor of the specialized
publication, Assistive Technology and Autism Spectrum Disorders for the Journal of Assistive Technology and Outcome Benefits.
“In my presentation I will review service and support options for individuals with autism spectrum disorders within Brevard County. I’ll offer
information regarding agency providers and support and services available from the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at UCF,” said Spence-Cochran.
Upcoming presentations are Sept. 24: “Issues in the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders,” Martha Dedricks; Oct. 29: “Preparing High
School Students and Young Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and Learning Differences for Success in College Careers and Independent Living,” Debra Jacoby and
Jennifer Kolarik; and Nov. 12: “How to Deal with Tantrums and Other Problematic Behaviors,” Ivy Chong.
The Denius Student Center is located off Country Club Road, near University Boulevard. For more information, contact the School of Psychology at (321)