UNM-LA to Host Autism Spectrum Disorders Workshop March 13


UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Community Education Department will host a workshop on Autism Spectrum Disorders: Implications for Post Secondary Transition, 6-9 p.m., March 13 on the UNM-LA campus.

The cost for the workshop is $35 and will be led by Christine Hazard, Ph.D.

The workshop will outline the primary deficits seen in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and address the implications of these for post secondary transition—whether into college or work. Practical suggestions will be provided for maximizing strengths and minimizing liabilities in social and learning styles.

“We are offering this class to provide information for those concerned with autism spectrum disorder and planning a transition from high school into college or the work force,” UNM-LA Community Education Director Eva Artschwager said. “For these ASD individuals, their families and counselors, it’s important to fully recognize and prepare for the unique challenges such a transition poses.”

Dr. Hazard has been serving as a district psychologist with the Los Alamos Public Schools for the past 19 years and as team leader for the district’s ASD Resource Team for 10 years. She provides assessment, program planning, staff and parent training, and clinical services to students on the autism spectrum.

For more information and registration instructions, visit, http://losalamos.unm.edu/community-education/index.html and look for the spring registration link. Eva Artschwager may be reached at 505.695.5797 or via email at eartschw@unm.edu.