Speech Language Pathologist and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)Resource Teacher Darrin Moshe’ is headed to Indianapolis, Indiana to the 2012 Great City Schools Annual Fall Conference to present a session on the state of ASD programs in the School District of Palm Beach County. The 19-year District employee has worked with students with ASD for 16 years. He said the District serves about 2200 students with the disorder and roughly 1400 are in dedicated classrooms exclusively for students with ASD. “I have the privilege of sharing data on our ASD population, talking about classroom programming across the district and giving details on research- based curriculum/assessment with my colleagues from across the nation,” he stated. The conference is scheduled for October 17-21.
The Autism Speaks! Website says that Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine Autism, the exact causes of these abnormalities remain unknown, but this is a very active area of research.
This year’s conference theme is Driving Education into the Winner’s Circle. Keynote speakers include Marc Morial, CEO of the National Urban League; America Ferrara, actor and education advocate; and Thomas Friedman, columnist and author of the book on globalization, The World is Flat, and his most recent book, That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back.
For more information , contact Mr. Moshe’, 561.434-8630 or Darrin.email@example.com.