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Autism Awareness Night

Categorized as: Conferences & Workshops
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Interesting Ways for Everyone to Learn About Autism

The media is full of information about autism that can educate our relatives, our neighbors and ourselves about autism without reading lengthy text books or going to all day conferences. Our keynote presentation will introduce informative and entertaining YouTube videos, TED lectures, poetry, fiction, TV shows and, of course, movies. An annotated list of resources will be provided so no note taking will be required.

PRESENTATIONS:

Autism in the Media

by: Rebecca Klaw, MS, Med

For 26 years, Rebecca Klaw has gained national recognition for her work as a consultant, trainer, and advocate for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. She has taught multiple courses about autism in film for the Adult Education

programs at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

Autism and the Arts

by: Carolyn Komich Hare, MS

Carolyn Komich Hare is nationally recognized for her work with transition aged students and the development of a multi-site, national intervention for college students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She is the founder of the Arts for Autism Foundation of

Pittsburgh which operates the Joey Travolta Summer Film Camp.