Autism has become one of the fastest-growing developmental disabilities in the U.S., affecting 1 in 88 children, and 1 in 54 boys. In response to the rapid rate this disability is occurring in the U.S., Nazareth College has partnered with CDS Monarch, a Rochester-based social service provider, to present the first Voices for Autism Conference on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Linehan Chapel, located in the Golisano Academic Center on the Nazareth campus. Author and advocate Dr. Paula Kluth will lead the keynote address. The cost is $40 for families/community members and $25 for students.
The conference will bring together the expertise and experiences of family members, professionals, and individuals on the spectrum in order to address a variety of topics relevant to promoting lifelong advocacy and self-advocacy for these individuals including: supporting communication, increasing knowledge regarding available services and supports, and developing strong supportive relationships across the community. Click here to learn more about this event and Dr. Kluth, as well as to register.