Autism:  An Evening of Discussion

Join us for a discussion of Autism Spectrum Disorders, treatment options, and current research.

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About the Speaker

Dr. Diehl, Assistant Professor of Psychology, is the Director of the “For Understanding Neurodevelopment Laboratory” (“F.U.N. Lab”) at the University of Notre Dame. F.U.N. Lab research focuses on understading and improving disorders (including Asperger syndrome and PDD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
For more information, go to Dr. Diehl’s website

About the Event

This event is free and open to the public, so whether you are an interested community member, medical professional, or family member, this discussion will be helpful to you. The discussion will take place on Tuesday, October 16, at 6:30pm at the Portage Central High School Auditorium at 8135 South Westnedge Ave.

The Discussion Will Include:

  • Definition of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Approaches to treatment (research-based vs. non-research-based treatments)
  • New research findings in using robots or the iPad to help develop the social communication skills in children with ASD

Additional Resources

For a sample of Portage District Library’s most current books on Autism Spectrum Disorders, click here

This program is sponsored by the Portage District Library’s Grandmother and CIG Endowment Fund, which was established by a library-loving family who wanted to provide Portage youth and their families added opportunities above the library’s operating budget. To find out more about the Grandmother and CIG Endowment Fund, please visit the Kalamazoo Community Foundation’s website at or call 269-381-4416.

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