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College Inclusion Summit reveals program highlights

Posted by on Friday, July 12, 2019 in News.

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The College Autism Network (CAN) has announced several of the highlights of its upcoming Inclusion Summit in Nashville, TN. The Summit brings together scholars, practitioners, administrators, and self-advocates to discuss evidence-driven strategies to support college students with autism and other learning differences.

Autism Goes to CollegeOn the first day of the Summit, Oct. 23, at 4:30 p.m., there will be a special screening of Autism Goes to CollegeThis important new film is the work of College Autism Network partner UC-Riverside.

Moreover, the conference will feature 30 presenters, a preconference workshop on starting and strengthening programs, an opening address by Jane Thierfeld Brown and three expert panel discussions on utilizing research, employment and campus success.

The CAN has released a small sample of the programs that will fill the Summit agenda.
– “Designing More Inclusive Classrooms and Campuses”
– “Navigating Stress: A Roadmap”
– “Hire Neurodiverse: Supporting the Transition from Campus to Career”
– “Student Voices: What College Students on the Autism Spectrum Can Teach Us”

The many additional programs will cover transitions to and from college, peer support, health and well-being, best program practices and technology.

The College Inclusion Summit provides a chance to connect with a network of colleagues who understand and share a passion for supporting and empowering autistic people, and particularly autistic young adults in college. It will take place Oct. 23-25 at Vanderbilt University, and is being hosted by the Frist Center. Summit registration and hotel reservations are open for anyone interested in attending.


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