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Media Advisory: UAlbany Center for Autism Holds Conference on Improving Students' Educational Outcomes

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 28, 2007)

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University at Albany is hosting its sixth annual conference, "Improving Educational Outcomes for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders." Topics include self-help skills for children and young adults with autism; inclusive and early autism intervention; technology-based solutions for students with autism; characteristics of autism and how they impact communication skills; strategies for supporting the social needs of students with Asperger's syndrome; structured teaching, and optimizing health and well-being of children with autism.

Keynote: Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D., chief of programs and development of the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence and an associate professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas, will present "The Hidden Curriculum: Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations."

Friday, October 19, 2007, 8 a.m.-3:30p.m.
Keynote begins at 8:45 a.m.

The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany
Registration required, visit CARD's Web site or call (518) 442-2574

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is a university-affiliated resource center that brings research and practice together in community settings. CARD Albany provides evidence based training and support to families and professionals in Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Rensselaer, Washington, and Warren Counties in New York State.

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