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McNeese to Co-host Autism Conference

McNeese to Co-host Autism Conference

(July 15, 2015) An “Independence in Autism” Conference will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on July 31 in Baker Auditorium in Farrar Hall on the McNeese State University campus.

The McNeese Autism Program has partnered with Autism Services of Southwest Louisiana to present this free event, which is funded through the 2015 Magellan Seed Grant Program from Magellan Behavioral Health.
The conference will provide counseling professionals, teachers and school administrators, family members and other caretakers with tools and resources to help foster independent living skills for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental and intellectual challenges.

Topics on the agenda include:
  • Behavior Contracts to Facilitate Behavior Change
  • Life Planning for Your Child: Preparing for Their Care and Needs as Adults with Disabilities
  • Developing Skills for Transitioning Into Adulthood
  • Occupational Therapy and the Treatment of Autism
  • Life as a Professional and Family Member: Autism with Two Perspectives

To register, contact the Autism Services of Southwest Louisiana at 337-436-5001. For more information, go to and click on the “Independence in Autism” button on the left.

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