Catherine Bradshaw (moderator), Professor and the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Curry School of Education
David Cattell-Gordon, Director, Telemedicine
Micah Mazurek, Associate Professor, Curry School of Education
William Therrien, Professor of Special Education, Curry School of Education
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Over the last decade, the Center for Disease Control has found that the number of children diagnosed with autism has grown over 50%, from 1 in 150 to 1 in 68. As the Commonwealth of Virginia’s flagship public university, the University of Virginia is uniquely poised to improve outcomes for Virginians affected by autism. To realize this aspiration, the Curry School of Education is spearheading an expansion of the University’s work in autism research, training and service, with the objective of eventually establishing a UVA Center for Autism. Catherine Bradshaw, Associate Dean for Research at the Curry School of Education, will lead a panel discussion of how the knowledge, techniques, and support at the University of Virginia can intersect with community organizations to support people with autism and their families.
More Than The Score Pre-Football Game Lecture Series
On the mornings of home football games, hear from some of UVA’s top minds. Lifetime Learning partners with the Alumni Association in offering these faculty lectures. All talks are free, open to all and held at 10 am in Alumni Hall on the mornings of home game days.