Autism Awareness Panel Discussion: Finding Hope

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“Autism Awareness Panel Discussion: Finding Hope,” is the fifth of five in the, “Don’t Call Me Crazy: MU Mental Health Initiative,” panel discussion series, which was held on April 4, 2019. This initiative is comprised of three major components: “Resiliency through Education;” which includes: panel discussions with mental health professionals and a research guide, “Resiliency through Art;” an art exhibition that featured works form MU students, faculty and staff, and community members, and “Resiliency through Community;” an extensive collection of campus, local, state, and national mental health resources. Libraries hold a unique position as places to hold civil conversations on challenging subjects as well as purveyors of credible information in which to frame those conversations. The panel discussions provide opportunities for these conversations by bring experts together to answer questions and dispel misinformation. “Autism Awareness Panel Discussion: Finding Hope,” discusses topics such as: autism spectrum disorders, social camouflage, evolution of autism diagnosis and understanding, late diagnosis, university autism spectrum disorder support and programming, academic skills, social skills, independent living skills, navigating university systems with autism spectrum disorder, parenting children on the spectrum, safe spaces, spectrum gaming program, pragmatics, social isolation, social acceptance.

Panelists include: John Barton, Dr. Hillary Adams, Dr. Catherine Geoffreda Bailey, Phyllis White-Sellards, Zach Lewis, and Dr. Elizabeth Niese.

Moderator: Sabrina Thomas

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Leah Tolliver and Michelle Alford helped Sabrina Thomas create questions for this panel, and Kacy Lovelace assisted with the technology setup.

For more information, including information about the panelists, please visit the Library Research Guide (LibGuide) here: https://libguides.marshall.edu/c.php?g=855986&p=6690097

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