Faculty Matters: Students on the Autism Spectrum and Accommodations

Posted on 9/15/2016 4:19:17 PM

This Reflective Practice Large Group Meeting was held on Wednesday, September 21, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the HUB Monongahela Room.

Students with autism are attending our campuses in increasing numbers. What principles of universal design can we implement to assist all students and include students on the spectrum? We will explore some of the classroom issues for students in this population and provide possible strategies and solutions.

Presenter - Jane Thierfeld BrownThe presenter, Jane Thierfeld Brown, is assistant clinical professor at Yale Child Study, Yale Medical School, and director of College Autism Spectrum and former director of Student Services at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She has worked in disability services for 37 years. She holds an EdD from Columbia University, Teachers College.

Brown consults with many families, students, school districts, and institutions of higher education. She has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS News, and NPR. She has co-authored Students with Asperger’s: A Guide for College Professionals (2009), The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum (2012), and Behavior Management and Self-Regulation (2012), along with many textbook chapters and articles.

Brown is married and has three children, the youngest being a 24-year-old son with autism.

This event is open to faculty members and teaching associates only. RSVPs are not necessary. Refreshments will be served!

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