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Talk: 'The Autism Spectrum and Neurodiversity in Higher Education'

Event Details

April 4, 2018
11:30 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center

Room: 917

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Kirsten Helmer

Diversity Lunch Talks - Come for lunch, connect and join your colleagues to explore issues related to diversity, inclusion, and equity in teaching. Open to faculty, post-docs, and graduate students.

How can autism (and neurodiversity more generally) enrich university teaching and learning in radically inclusive and inventive ways? In this interactive workshop, Anne Ciecko (associate professor, communication) will share, via presentation and discussion, a unique toolbox of theory, research, mediations, and practical (interdisciplinary) applications that enable and affirm the connective possibilities of neurodiversity in higher education. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in several short facilitated and interactive exercises in perception and pattern recognition, dialogism and metacognition, autodidacticism and critical curation, and sensory (dis)integration.

This event is part of the monthly Diversity Lunch Talks offered by The Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development (TEFD) through its Diversity & Inclusive Teaching Professional Development Series.



The Campus Center is located in the middle of campus at 1 Campus Center Way. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.

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