Scholar Richard Simpson to discuss 'What Every Administrator Should Know About Autism and Asperger's Syndrome' on April 27

March 29, 2007

DEARBORN / March 29, 2007---Richard Simpson, professor of special education at the University of Kansas, will present "What Every Administrator Should Know About Autism and Aspergerís Syndrome" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 27 as part of the Teachers Academy series at the University of Michigan-Dearborn's School of Education.

The talk includes a brunch and will take place at UM-Dearborn's Fairlane Center, located off of Hubbard Drive. The workshop is geared toward administrators and leadership professionals.

Simpson is a noted scholar in the field of autism spectrum disorders and Asperger's syndrome. He has authored numerous books and articles on students with autism spectrum disorders and was the senior editor of the professional journal Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities from 1995 to 2003.

The deadline to register for the brunch is April 16. Cost is $50 for the general public and $40 for UM-Dearborn alumni and students. After April 16, the cost of the brunch is $65 for the public and $50 for UM-Dearborn students and alumni. For more information, contact Yvonne DeCarlo at 313-593-1181.


The University of Michigan-Dearborn does not necessarily endorse speakers' views.


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