Florida Techs October Autism-Related Workshop Is on Assessment and Diagnosis

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. 29 workshop is “Preparing High School Students and Young Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and
Learning Differences for Success in College Careers and Independent Living.”

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 October speakers are Debra Jacoby, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist with advanced training in behavior analysis, and Jennifer Kolarik, who is nearing
completion of her Florida Tech master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology.

Jacoby currently works with college-aged young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome or learning differences at the College Internship Program, Brevard Center.
She also does staff training and presentations locally and nationally.

Kolarik is admissions coordinator for the College Internship Program at the Brevard Center. The center is dedicated to helping people ages 18-26 who have
Asperger’s Syndrome or learning differences to achieve success in higher education, employment and independent living.
The next presentation will be on 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)

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