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10/06/2009
Free Workshops on Asperger's Syndrome in Higher Education
Hudson Valley Community College Hosts Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown, a Leading Expert on Asperger's Syndrome

CONTACT: Paula Monaco (518) 629-8085, cell 378-3835, p.monaco@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009

In recognition of Disability Awareness Month, the Disability Resource Center at Hudson Valley Community College is sponsoring two workshops focused on students with Asperger’s Syndrome in higher education. Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown, director of student services at the University of Connecticut School of Law, a leading expert in the field, will conduct the workshops.

What: Workshops focusing on students with Asperger’s Syndrome in higher education.
When: Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 / 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 16, 2009 / 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Cost: These workshops are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Contact (518) 629-7154 or T.D.D. (518) 629-7596.
Where: Hudson Valley Community College
Maureen Stapleton Theatre

About Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown:
Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown is director of student services at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She has worked in disability services for 29 years. Dr. Brown received her B.A. from the University of Rhode Island in Speech Pathology. While coordinator of disability services at URI, she received her M.S. in Counseling and M.A. in Education. She holds an Ed.D from Columbia University, Teachers College. Dr. Brown's main research interests are students with Asperger's Syndrome in higher education and students with disabilities in high-stakes graduate programs. She consults at many higher education institutions and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences on Asperger's Syndrome. Her book, "A Professional Guide to Students with Asperger's Syndrome in Higher Education," will be for sale in the lobby of the Maureen Stapleton Theatre after the program.

Who Should Attend:
Educators at all levels of education; disability support providers and counselors; parents and friends of students with Asperger’s Syndrome.

For more information and to Register:
Visit www.hvcc.edu/drc or call (518) 629-7154 or T.D.D. 518-629-7596.