July Autism-Related Workshop Is on Self Advocacy, Disclosure

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 July 30 workshop is “Ask and Tell: Self-advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum.”

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 July speaker is Stephen Shore, Ed.D. He is on the faculty of the University of Florida, where he teaches “Promoting Success for People with Autism in
Education,” and at Antioch College in Keene, N.H., where he teaches “Working with Teens and Adults on the Autism Spectrum.” Shore has published dozens of
technical papers and three books on autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, including Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

Upcoming presentations are Aug. 20: “Community Based Services for Individuals with ASD,” Kim Spence-Cochran; 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)

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