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Dinner, Panel Appearances in Western PA

I will be participating in two upcoming events this month. The first event is for students and faculty at the university where I work. The second is a panel roundtable at a high school in Pittsburgh, PA. If your school or organization would like me to discuss autism, special education, or literacy issues, please do not hesitate to ask.


AHEADD Panel on Autism and Higher Education
Monday October 17th
Central Catholic High School 
4720 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
5:30-7 p.m. Room 108/109


Please contact AHEADD for more information:
http://www.aheadd.org/
Phone Toll-Free: 1-877-AHEADD-1

The AHEADD Panel is open, but you do need to contact AHEADD to RSVP.

Campus-Only Event
The RMU event, which is tomorrow night, gives me hope that faculty and staff might be interested to learn more about ASDs and higher education. I'm hoping some faculty might see this announcement and consider attending:


Services for Students with Disabilities Dinner
"Autism and Higher Education"
October 11, 2011
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Sewall Dining Rooms B & C
Robert Morris University


Following the dinner is a screening of the HBO special, "Temple Grandin."

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