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Disability Awareness Fair

Disability Awareness Fair

A Disability Awareness Fair will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the Quad on the McNeese State University campus to benefit the McNeese Autism Program.

This event - open to the community - is sponsored by the McNeese Student Union Board and Leadership Programming office.

The focus of the fair is to help raise awareness about autism and other pervasive disorders during National Autism Month in April, according to Summer Meche, who works in the Leadership Programming office.

Also, there will be activities for children including an inflatable obstacle course, customized license plates, carnival-style games, food and music.

During the event Alfred Tuminello Jr., director of the McNeese Autism Program, will talk about autism spectrum disorders and how the McNeese program provides comprehensive treatment services for children with these disorders.            

"Our services include intensive early interventions, problematic behavior clinics, social skills groups, language training, pediatric feeding problem interventions and family training," said Tuminello. 

The McNeese Autism Program is part of the Psychology Department's nationally recognized training program in applied behavior analysis.

For more information, contact the Leadership Programming office at 337-475-5295 or the SUB office at 337-475-5644.  Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at