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CCC Autism Series Includes Talk on Bullying, Resource Fair and More


Camden County College’s Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility is committed to providing support to families and educators of children with autism spectrum disorders or ASDs. Each semester, the Center presents a variety of autism-related talks.


In addition to lectures on such issues as bullying and the decision to drive, the Center will offer a resource fair that will include presentations on the use of iPads with children who have ASDs, a book fair and space dedicated to informal discussion of useful “apps” and resources.


“We hope to pool our knowledge and help each other,” said CCC Professor Jennifer Hoheisel, who coordinates the College’s autism initiatives and has a child with autism. “It promises to be a very special evening.” 


Scheduled are:
● Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m.: “Autism, Anxiety and Mental Health” with Dr. Shiri Sella of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.


● Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m.: “New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Law: What School Districts and Families Should Know” with Jerry L. Tanenbaum, a civil litigation lawyer who specializes in education.


● Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.: “Autism and the Decision to Drive,” screening and discussion of a film by Dennis Debbaudt and Jerry Newport, an adult with Asperger syndrome who has driven for 45 years. 


● Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m.: “Autism and Asperger Syndrome Resource Fair for iPad and Print,” a multimedia event including a book fair and two presentations of “iPad Integration for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” by Mark Mautone, president of Integrated Technology for Persons with Autism and Developmental Disabilities.


● Nov. 26 at 6:30 p.m.: “A Basic Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders” with Hoheisel.


Each event is free and open to the public and will be presented in Civic Hall of the Connector Building on the Blackwood Campus, College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road, Gloucester Township. Many are offered in partnership with Parents of Autistic Children Together, a support group and a chapter of the Autism Society of America. New Jersey professional development credit is available to educators.


Further details are available at or (856) 227-7200, ext. 4333.

Published: September 28, 2012