Thursday, April 18 | 3:15-4:15 p.m. | Lommen 203

Accessibility Resources, Education Minnesota Student Program, and the Student Council for Exceptional Children invite you to an upcoming presentation about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Come learn with us while enjoying some light refreshments in Lommen 203!

Presentation description:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurologically based disorder affecting social communication and behavior. It is a “spectrum” – meaning there is a large range for the levels of functioning and the intensity of supports required by the person. Many of those diagnosed with ASD participate with their peers without disabilities in school, work, and community-based activities. This workshop will provide some guidance on how to support people with ASD who are considered “high functioning” within the university, school, and other community settings. We will focus our attention on understanding how ASD impacts learning and interactions with others and on some of the top ways, including accommodations or adaptations, employed to help support people with ASD across those settings. 

Bio of the presenter:
Dr. Shannon Grave has worked with children and families for the last 25+ years. She has worked in schools, homes, and in a variety of community and mental health settings. She has provided services to individuals with disabilities and mental health diagnoses across the lifespan (birth through adulthood) individually, in small groups, and in large groups/classroom settings in Head Start, Early Head Start, and a range of grades K-12. She continues to provide training and consultative services to schools, child care providers, and mental health clinicians. She currently teaches full-time at the University of North Dakota, primarily graduate courses on ASD. Her passion for working with individuals with disabilities is further fueled by having a family member with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.