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National Autism Conference held at Penn State

by: Stef Davis

STATE COLLEGE, Pa--

Autism affects every 1 in 88 children. It's the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S. today.

Mike Miklos, conference organizer, says, The incidents of children being eligible for special education under the category of autism have increased dramatically. This has created a great demand for services that are appropriate for these students."

To help fill that demand, Penn State hosting the 17th Annual National Autism Conference at the Penn Stater. 1400 people from across the world flocking to the event to better understand how to educate children affected by autism.

Miklos adds, Making sure teachers and parents know what to do to help their children in ways that are very effective."

Autism affects a child's social interaction and communication abilities--skills crucial to education. So the conference teaches adults how to handle these challenges, so every child, no matter the difficulties they face, is able to learn and grow.

Miklos says, It leads teachers to know what to do when working with children. It helps parents know how to help their child--learning to talk, having interactions with other people. This conference is dedicated to that purpose."

 
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