Manhattan College Hosts Autism Panel on April 14

In honor of National Autism Awareness month this April, Manhattan College’s school of education is hosting an autism panel presentation on Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room of O’Malley Library

In honor of National Autism Awareness month this April, Manhattan College’s school of education is hosting an autism panel presentation on Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room of O’Malley Library. The panel’s focus is to inform and educate others, especially teachers, on the signs, symptoms and resources available to children with autism.

The panel presenters are experts in the field and include: Karen Vecchiarello, Ed.D., and Liran Scwager, Ed.D., both adjunct professors in Manhattan’s autism spectrum disorder professional diploma program and special education teachers at Yonkers Public Schools; Jennifer Flinn, a special education teacher at PS 176X; and Mark Roithmayr, president of Autism Speaks, the largest autism related non-profit healthcare agency in the United States. The event is open to the public and will conclude with a question and answer session at the end.

Manhattan College’s educational honor society, Kappa Delta Pi is sponsoring the panel, which is open to the public and will conclude with a question and answer session.

For more information, please contact Amanda Podmeyer, Kappa Delta Pi executive board member, by phone at (516) 537-3551 or e-mail apodmeyer.student@manhattan.edu.