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MEDIA CONTACT:   Sherry Thomas
561-297-2328, sthomas@fau.edu

Author and Autism Expert to Speak at FAU

Roy Richard Grinker, Author of “Unstrange Minds:   Remapping the World of Autism,” toAddress Community at Conference on Autism

WHAT:      Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Autism and
                  Related Disabilities (CARD), a unit of FAU’s College
                  of Education, will host a presentation by Roy Richard
                  Grinker, a professor of anthropology at George
                  Washington University in Washington, D.C. and author
                  of “Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism.”

WHEN:      Saturday, April 12
                   9 to 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Florida Atlantic University, McArthur Campus
                  Administration Building, Room 119
                  5353 Parkside Drive
                  Jupiter, FL

COST:       Free and open to the public

CONTACT:     For more information on this event, contact CARD
                        at 561-297-2055 or e-mail card@fau.edu

Grinker, the father of a child with autism, will make his remarks at CARD’s Second Annual Parents Helping Parents Conference.   Grinker’s research has taken him around the world to better understand the impact of autism in other countries.   During this lecture, he will address his appraisal of the autism community in the United States.   The lecture and conference are free and open to the public, but interested persons must register by April 9.              

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