Panel discussion on autism to take place at WCSU

DANBURY, CONN. Western Connecticut State University will host a panel discussion led by local experts, scholars and activists, on issues concerning autism at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2013, in Room 101 of Warner Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited.

Discussions will be centered on access challenges, services needed and offensive portrayals of autistic people. Opinions of both mental health professionals and autistic rights activists will be heard. The panel will begin by asking panelists a series of questions and giving each panelist a chance to express his or her point of view, followed by an audience question-and-answer session.

For more information, contact Taylor Wolff at (203) 702-3525.


Western Connecticut State University offers outstanding faculty in a range of quality academic programs. Our diverse university community provides students an enriching and supportive environment that takes advantage of the unique cultural offerings of Western Connecticut and New York. Our vision: To be an affordable public university with the characteristics of New England’s best small private universities.

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