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Ohio University Eastern to host autism workshop

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (Feb. 27, 2006) -- An autism workshop will be held at Ohio University Eastern Campus March 13 through 16, from 4 to 9 p.m. each day.

Kathyrn L. Anderson will lead the workshop, "The Autism Spectrum from A-Z." Anderson has a master's degree in special education and has published several works about disabled individuals. She is a certified teacher in both Ohio and West Virginia.

Since the early 1980s, the number of individuals living with autism has increased dramatically. With the growing number of patients, parents and educators must work with the special needs of an autistic individual.

Participants will gain an understanding of the daily challenges autistic individuals confront. The workshop will also explore the root of autism and why it is such a diverse disorder.

"The Autism Spectrum from A-Z" will provide participants the necessary skills to assist and understand autistic individuals. Skills taught in this workshop can be used in the classroom, home, community, therapy sessions and planning for the future of an autistic individual.

Community residents, professionals and students are invited to attend this workshop. Participants can earn two credit hours for attending the workshop. The cost of the four day workshop is $300.

For additional information, please contact the Ohio University Eastern Registration Office at (740) 695-2504 or 1-800-648-3331, extension 2504.

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Media Contact: Assistant Dean For Development Jan Chambers, (740) 699-2334 or chamberj@ohio.edu

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