TERRE HAUTE —
A fall autism conference is planned for Oct. 3 and 4 on the campus of Eastern Illinois University.
David Finch will speak from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3, at Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, on how he was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome five years after his marriage, and how he has since committed himself to relentless self-improvement, sometimes to a comical extent.
Finch is a humorist and author of the acclaimed New York Times best-selling memoir, “The Journal of Best Practices.”
Tickets for his presentation are $10 and can be obtained at www.eiu.edu/
doudna or by calling 217-581-3110.
Dr. Timothy Kowalski, a speech-language pathologist specializing in social-pragmatic communication deficits and an internationally known expert on Asperger’s syndrome, will present from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 in the University Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union.
He is the author of five books and was named the recipient of the 2010 clinician of the year award by the Florida Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
This workshop is approved for five hours of continuing education credit from ASHA.
Registration is $50 for professionals and the general public, $15 for students. It includes lunch. For registration information, go to www.eiu.edu/commdis.
Both of these events are part of the EIU capital campaign to raise funds for an autism center on the EIU campus.
For more information, contact Sandi Thiele at 217-581-2712 in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences.