Autism Lecture Series at Texas Tech - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/1/08

Autism Lecture Series at Texas Tech

If you want to learn more about autism and the varied symptoms that come with that diagnosis there is a special lecture series being held at Texas Tech University.

Dr. Temple Grandin is speaking on the subject of autism as part of a Texas Tech lecture series next Wednesday night. Dr. Grandin, an Associate Professor at Colorado State University, is author of "The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's. She has been seen on talk-shows nationally, and is autistic herself.

The Burkhart Family Endowed Lecture Series 2008 begins with an Interactive Lecture for Students will be held Wednesday, October 8th from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Allen Theatre, located in the Student Union Building on the Texas Tech campus.

This is a good opportunity for university students to hear and interact with Dr. Grandin, especially those who plan to be teachers, psychologists, social workers, health care professionals, counselors, therapists and other related areas.

Next up is the Leadership Luncheon for the Community titled "Increasing Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Autism". It will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Frazier Alumni Pavilion. Lunch tickets are $15 per person and must be purchased by October 3rd.

This event is a lecture and discussion with Dr. Grandin geared toward business leaders and community partners to help understand autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to assist in successful transition to employment.

Lastly, is A Conversation with Temple Grandin: "Growing Up with Autism" from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the City Bank Auditorium. Free parking is available.

This is an opportunity for interested parents, educators, caregivers and family members. The event is FREE and open to the public. Limited childcare (for children 12 and under) available on campus during this event; for childcare details and reservations, call The Burkhart Center by October 3rd.

For more information on attending any of the events tied to that special guest at Texas Tech. Call (806) 742-1998, ext 458.

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