Thursday, April 26, 2007
OU and OPC partner to present Autism presentation
Oakland University and the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) are partnering to offer “Autism: A Spectrum of Possibilities” presented by Jan Graetz, assistant professor of human development and child studies, on Tuesday, May 1 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
The presentation is open to the public and will be held at the OPC, 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. There is a $3 admission at the door.
Graetz has worked with individuals with development disabilities for 30 years. During the last 15 years, she has focused on children with autism spectrum disorders. She joined OU in 2003 and teaches courses in autism that focus on behavioral Issues, collaboration and consultation, and language. Her current research studies include the topic of spirituality and Asperger’s Syndrome, the use of video eyewear for students with autism, and quality of life issues for adults with autism spectrum disorder.
Oakland University and the OPC formalized “A partnership in lifelong learning” in January to offer programming to OPC members. Lectures ranging from the latest research findings to popular culture are presented monthly by Oakland faculty, nationally-recognized scholars in their respective fields.
For more information, call the OPC at (248) 656-1403 or visit the OPC Web site.