Tue, May 15, 2012 5:00 PM
Join us for a moderated panel discussion about:
Supporting College Students with Asperger’s for Success
There is more to college life than academics. Intellectually students who have a high functioning autism spectrum disorder are often very bright and capable, but many may face a variety of “hidden challenges” that can undermine their ability to navigate a typical college campus and perform well in class. There are 1 in 88 people in our community who have an autism spectrum disorder. This forum will discuss some of the challenges and academic supports that these students might find necessary to participate in class, complete classwork and ultimately succeed in a college environment. College students will share their experiences. Sasha Yazdgerdi, Associate Clinical Director of United Methodist Family Services’ Charterhouse School and John Toscano, President of Commonwealth Autism Service will discuss the topic and answer questions from a live studio audience.
STUDIO TAPING—MAY 15 AT 5:30 PM
You are invited to the studio taping on Tuesday, May 15 at 5:30 on 23 Sesame Street, Richmond 23235 in Bon Air. If you would like to be a part of the studio audience, RSVP to www.aspergerspanel.eventbrite.com at United Methodist Family Services by Thursday, May 11, 2012 . Space is limited, so reservations are required and taken on a first come first served basis.
RADIO BROADCAST—SUNDAY, MAY 20 AT 6PM
Be sure to tune in Sunday, May 20 at 6 pm on 88.9FM WCVE Public Radio. This program will air as part of the station’s regularly scheduled “Forum Series”. After the broadcast, you may listen again or share the experience with your friends at ideastations.org/radio.
This program is a collaboration with:
United Methodist Family Services
Commonwealth Autism Service
WCVE Public Radio