Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autisum Spectrum Disorder (ASD 101)

When: Monday, November 15, 2021, 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory (109B Halle)


Each year, roughly 49,000 individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) complete high school (Wei, Wagner, Hudson, Yu, & Javitz, 2015). Approximately 16,000 of those students will pursue higher education (Wei, Wagner et al., 2015). Eastern Michigan University has untold numbers of students with ASD who may or may not disclose their autism. The College Supports Program (CSP) is a fee based program for students admitted to EMU who have autism.

Students on the autism spectrum may display confusing behaviors in class and regardless of their intelligence may experience difficulty in your courses. What can help? This workshop will introduce faculty to (ASD) and the challenges students may experience, as well as understanding the legal accommodations (LOA) that faculty may receive from the student as well as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) which are a set of strategies that will benefit student with ASD as well as other students in their class.

Attendance over Zoom will be offered as well, should you wish to attend virtually.

  • Dr. Sally Burton-Hoyle, sister to a person on the autism spectrum, has served on the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) and is currently a panelist on the National Quality Forum for PCP Planning and Practices. Dr. Burton-Hoyle has developed both graduate and undergraduate programs in Autism Spectrum Disorders at Eastern Michigan University.
  • Professor Andrew Maniotes teaches graphic design in the School of Art and Design. He has a son on the autistic spectrum. With his son, Professor Maniotes completed Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) at the Sunfield Center for Autism, ADHD and Behavioral Health in Ann Arbor. Professor Maniotes has taught several students on the autistic spectrum in studio art classes, and recently started utilizing modified methods from PCIT to assist in his teaching.

Register for the workshop here

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Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 101
Time: Nov 15, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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