Southeastern to host autism program

Monday, February 2, 2015
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's College of Education will present a program on autism on Tuesday, Feb. 3. A collaboration of the departments of Educational Leadership and Technology and Teaching and Learning, the program is scheduled at 4:45 p.m. in Hammond at Southeastern's Teacher Education Center, room 1005.

The presentation is part of a bi-monthly series of discussions on educational topics called "Issues in Contemporary Education" that focus on hot topics in education for school principals, assistant principals, teachers, counselors and parents.

Chris Francl with the Louisiana Autism Spectrum and Related Disabilities (LASARD) Project at the Human Development Center at LSU Health Sciences Center is the scheduled program facilitator. Her presentation "Autism: Identifying Effective Practices: Sorting Through the Claims of Evidence Based Practices (EBP)" will focus on defining what EBPs are and the methods for identifying them.

"Chris will discuss and provide examples of selected practices, strategies for their implementation and offer resources that provide the latest in research and practice in Autism Spectrum Disorders," said Associate Professor of Educational Leadership Kathleen Campbell. "University faculty and students, as well as P-12 principals, teachers and counselors are invited."

Refreshments will be served from 4:15-4:45, with the program immediately following. A question and answer session is scheduled following the program at 5:15 p.m.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Campbell at


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