Free Autism Workshops

by Press Release-CCC | Oct 29, 2007
Free Autism Workshops Camden County College will help parents and teachers better understand autism with a pair of free workshops on its Blackwood Campus.

According to the Autism Society of America, autism is the fastest-growing pervasive development disorder (PDD). Through its workshops, the college hopes to generate awareness while assisting parents and teachers in providing an environment in which individuals with autism can flourish.

Planned are

• “Basic Introduction to Autism” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the auditorium of the Danch CIM Center. CCC Professor Jennifer Hoheisel, who has a son with autistic spectrum disorder, serves on the board of Parents of Autistic Children Together. She will provide an overview of the symptoms and behaviors commonly exhibited by individuals with autism, Asperger syndrome and other PDDs.

• “Adolescents and Adults with Autism” at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 in Dennis Flyer Memorial Theatre. Consultant Peter Gerhardt, a past president of the Organization for Autism Research’s Scientific Council, co-founded a social skills and support service for adults who have high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome. He will discuss the challenges involved when a person with autism transitions into adulthood.

CCC has been designated as an official New Jersey Professional Development Provider as well as an official Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 48 Professional Provider. As a result, state-certified teachers can earn three hours of approved professional development for attending each of the sessions.

Although the workshops are free and open to the public, attendees must register to participate. To register or for additional information, contact the Division of School & Community Academic Programs by telephone at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4256, or via e-mail at

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