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Televised Series Exploring Critical Issues Presents “Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome”
Exploring Critical Issues, award-winning broadcast series conceived and hosted by Adelphi University President Dr. Robert Scott, examines the research and policies affecting those with autism and Asperger’s syndrome.
By: Jo Keim
The Exploring Critical Issues format features a distinguished group of experts exploring a topic of significance to New York area viewers. Joining Dr. Scott for the discussion on “Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome,” is Dr. Stephen Shore, Assistant Professor of Education at Adelphi University who focuses his research on exploring ways to meet the widely diverse needs of people on the autism spectrum; Brad Gerstman, Esq., legislative attorney and advocate for improved science and autism services; Dr. Judith Cohen, Professor of Education at Adelphi University and author of Succeeding with Autism; and Patricia R. Schissel, LMSW, Executive Director of the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association (AHA), Inc.
“Statistics point to a rise in the numbers of children diagnosed with autism and Asperger’s syndrome,” said Dr. Scott. “My guests are in the forefront of rallying to bring awareness and solutions to this phenomenon and I’m very grateful for their appearance on this latest Exploring Critical Issues program.”
Seen by over seven million households, Exploring Critical Issues has earned three Telly Awards, the cable equivalent of the Emmy.
As the engaged University, Adelphi is proud to sponsor Exploring Critical Issues to provide scholars, advocates, and other distinguished guests with a forum in which to explore critical local, regional, national, and global topics, such as the environment, health, business, the arts, politics, law, and government regulations.
For more information, visit www.telecaretv.org.
About Dr. Robert A. Scott:
Inaugurated as Adelphi's ninth president in July 2000, Dr. Scott has built on the University's rich traditions in undergraduate and graduate education and continues to link the liberal arts and sciences with professional programs. Since his appointment, Adelphi University has enjoyed new levels of academic growth and excellence, increased student enrollment, and an enriched campus life supported by alumni, faculty and administration. Dr. Scott's philosophy of an "engaged" university is apparent in his dedication to the community, including undertaking the televised series, Exploring Critical Issues. For more on Dr. Scott, see: http://administration.adelphi.edu/
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Adelphi University is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.