News ReleaseCity of Irvine
Public Information Office

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606
949-724-6077

4/25/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #13-04-25
Subject :

Autism Education: Understanding and Teaching the Visual Learner with Technology
Free forum focuses on the benefits of using technology-based solutions to enhance learning and communication skills
Contact :Public Information Office    949-724-6077
    pio@cityofirvine.org
IRVINE, CA (April 25, 2013): The City of Irvine will host a free "Autism Education: Understanding and Teaching the Visual Learner with Technology" forum for educators, therapists and other professionals on Thursday, May 9 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine.

Presented by Dr. Howard Shane, a pioneer in augmentative and alternative communication from Harvard Medical School and founder of Children's Hospital, Boston's Autism Language Program, the presentation will focus on the benefits of using technology-based solutions to enhance learning and communication skills for children on the autism spectrum.

Based on current research, Dr. Shane will discuss his Visual Immersion Program, including technologies for children who have expressive communication difficulty; visual tools to increase children's understanding of language; and apps that use symbols and pictures to create daily schedules and the sequence for learning activities for children on the autism spectrum.

A question and answer session will immediately follow the presentation. Admission is free; seating is limited. Register online at
irvinequickreg.org (class # 127320) or call 949-724-6610. For additional program information, call 949-724-6690.


Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 242,651, spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century.  For more information, please visit cityofirvine.org.

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