9th Annual Autism Summer Institute

Monday, August 13, 2007- Thursday, August 16, 2007
Location: Durham, NH

Theme & Description

Raising Expectations: Presuming Competence! The Importance of High Expectations for Learning, Communication and Friendship

The Institute on Disability (NH UCEDD) will be presenting the ninth annual Autism Summer Institute August 13 -16 on the UNH campus in Durham.  This year's four-day Institute is open to anyone interested in learning more about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) from experts on the subject including persons living with ASD. Topics will include strategies to help support the full participation of students in general education classrooms as well as exploring ways individuals with ASD can improve the quality and independence of their everyday lives.

This year's Autism Summer Institute promises keynote presenters alongside some of the IOD's most knowledgeable staff members.  Expert keynote presentations will be offered by:

  • Ros Blackburn, a lecturer from England living with autism
  • Jamie Burke, a Syracuse University student with autism and advocate for Facilitated Communication
  • CarolAnn Edscorn, a NH artist and mother with Asperger Syndrome
  • Donna Williams, celebrated international public speaker, author, and autism consultant from Australia.

Location & Costs

August 13-16, 2007: Holloway Commons, University of NH, Durham, NH

Cost: $399 (Self-Advocate / Student / Parent rate: $299, Keynote only rate: $60 each)

Visit the IOD website for more information and registration details  or call (603) 228-2084.