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June 28, 2006


The Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire will be presenting the eight annual Autism Summer Institute on August 14, 15 & 16. This unique three-day workshop is designed for individuals interested in learning more about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) from experts on the subject including persons living with ASD. Topics will include strategies to help support the full participation of children in general education classrooms as well as understanding the emotional experience of ASD.

Expert keynote presentations will be offered by Stephen Shore, M.A., a Boston University doctoral student living with autism, Ros Blackburn, a lecturer from Essex England also living with autism and Chris Kliewer, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in Special Education from the University of Northern Iowa. In addition, an art exhibit displaying the works of internationally known artist with ASD, Larry Bissonnette, will be featured at the Autism Summer Institute. Larry’s life and work was recently profiled in the award winning documentary film “My Classic Life as an Artist”.

The fee to attend the three-day Autism Summer Institute on August 14, 15 & 16 is $390 per person. Discounts for full-time students, family members of individuals with ASD, and individuals interested in attending keynote presentations only, are also available. For more information or to register online, visit To register by phone, call (603) 228-2084. The Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire was established in 1987 to provide a coherent university-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of persons with disabilities and their families. Its mission is to advance policies and systems changes, promising practices, education, and research that strengthen communities to ensure full access, equal opportunities, and participation for all persons.

Posted by Matthew Gianino