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Speaker comes to Purdue in honor of Autism Awareness

March 27, 2018

In honor of Autism Awareness Month this April, the Purdue Autism Cluster is thrilled to have Dr. Ilene Schwartz as our invited speaker this year. Dr. Schwartz is a Professor of Special Education at the University of Washington and the director of Project DATA, an early intervention program for children with autism. Dr. Schwartz will be coming to Purdue on April 5 and 6 to give two presentations. The first talk is open to Purdue faculty, staff, students, as well as all community members. The second talk on April 6 is a research colloquium for all Purdue faculty, staff and students.

Building school communities that support all learners

Thursday, April 5, 2018 – 6:00 p.m.
Lawson Hall room 1142

What is inclusion? What impact does it have on outcomes for students with and without disabilities? Can the needs of children with disabilities, especially children with Autism, be met in inclusive education? During this talk, Dr. Ilene Schwartz will explore what inclusive education is and the challenges and benefits of inclusive education for all children.

Collaborating at school to meet the needs of young children with ASD

Friday, April 6, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.
Beering Hall room 1248

It is well documented that that early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) is an effective treatment for children with ASD. Project DATA (Developmentally Appropriate Treatment for Autism) is a sustainable, school-based program that incorporates evidence-based strategies from EIBI and produces positive outcomes for children with ASD. Learn how this model was developed, evaluated and dissemination; and how it continues to change to meet the need and challenges of early learning programs in the community.

For more information please visit: www.purdue.edu/autism






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