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Register Now for 2011 Autism Summer Institute

The 2011 Autism Summer Institute at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability is coming up soon. Make sure to register now! This conference, now in its 13th year, provides an opportunity for families, educators, service providers, and self-advocates to discuss ways to improve educational programs and community inclusion for the Autistic population. It is a three-day event that runs from the morning of August 8th through the afternoon of August 10th.

ASAN is organizing the self-advocacy strand for this year’s event, featuring several Autistic self-advocates as keynote presenters. This track, which is specifically designed for adolescents and young adults, will include presentations by teenagers who use assistive devices to communicate.

The theme of the 2011 conference, focusing on literacy instruction and assistive technology, is “Everybody Reads, Everybody Writes, Everybody Has Something to Say.” Exhibits will include a hands-on technology exploration room to enable participants to become familiar with assistive devices used by people with autism and related disabilities. Social events, including film screenings, are planned for the evenings.

To register and/or download a brochure about the conference, go to the event page on the UNH Institute on Disability website. More details about the event can be found there, including a list of self-advocates and researchers who will be featured presenters, and information about registration fees and financial assistance.

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