April 29 program to offer tips, strategies to faculty, staff for helping students with Autism

  • April 28, 2014 6:00am

With Autism being the fastest growing developmental disability in the nation, Cal State East Bay's College Link Program -- through its Accessibility Services Department -- will offer a workshop to members of the CSUEB faculty and staff on Tuesday, April 29, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in LI2250.  

According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control, one in 66 children will have a diagnosis of autism.  With increasing awareness and intervention, a significant number of these children will succeed in school and transition to university settings.  

CSUEB has an innovative program, the College Link Program, to help students with autism succeed in college.  The workshop will allow other members of the CSUEB campus community to meet employees of the College Link Program and learn how to support students with autism on the campus.

Presenters will include Shubha Kashinath, assistant professor of the Department of Communicative Sciences & Disorders, and Bryan Fauth, program coordinator for the Collee Link Progam.

Those planning to attend should register online at http://depot.csuprojects.org/registration?campusid=6

-- Barry Zepel

California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.

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