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Supporting Students with Autism in Higher Education

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH AUTISM IN HIGHER EDUCATION: The WCSU Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and AccessAbility Services will host a virtual conference, Supporting Students with Autism, from 4 to 6 p.m. via Webex. Register to attend at WCSU WebEx – Meeting Detail

Venue: Online synchronous via WebEx (free & pre-registration required).

Advance equity in access to opportunity and success.

A team of experts from www.hussmanautism.org offer an overview of evidence-based and research-backed information and methods that faculty and staff members can use to successfully support students with autism in higher education settings.

– Diversity acceptance and inclusion.
– Characteristics of Autism Spectrum.
– Condition and Asperger Syndrome.
– How autism may present in a university setting.
– Strategies for supporting/teaching students with autism.
– Accommodation requirements / accommodation recommendations.

– John P. Hussman, Ph.D., MS. Ed.
Executive Director, Hussman Institute for Autism
– Beth Benevides, B.A.
Director of Outreach, Hussman Institute for Autism
– Colleen George, M.A. Developmental Disabilities
Program Manager, Hussman Institute for Autism
– Zosia Zaks, M.Ed., C.R.C.
Manager of Programs and Education, Hussman Center for Adults with Autism

About The Hussman Institute for Autism:
The vision of the Hussman Institute for Autism is to improve the lives of individuals with autism and their families by creating a continuum of supports and resources to address the needs for evidence-based teaching methods, communication, inclusion, connection, and independence.

Our perspective is not that autism is a tragedy that must be eliminated with a cure, nor that those with autism must be turned over to be “fixed” by therapists in segregated settings. Rather, our goal is to provide resources to support those with autism within their homes, schools and communities and enable learning, communication, and meaningful relationships through day-to-day engagement with those around them.

The Hussman Institute for Autism is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in Maryland.

Links & information:
– www.hussmanautism.org Find “Autism 1.0: Presume Competence” support guide at bottom of page
– www.scaffolds.org “Special Education Modules” Online Training Modules for School-Based Professionals who Support Students with Disabilities.
– @hussmanautism ; Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram


April 14
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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WCSU students, WCSU resident students, WCSU alumni, WCSU faculty, WCSU staff, CSCU community (affiliated with a CT state university or community college), Open to the public
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Brosh M. Teucher, M.Sc., Ph.D.; Director of CELT at WCSU
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Comments: 1) Free event. 2) Limited spots, pre-registration required (see event link). 2) Should you require accommodations, please contact teucherb@wcsu.edu.