In recognition of National Autism Awareness Month, Mercer University’s Tift College of Education and the Autism Center of Navicent Health partner to offer the community the Autism Symposium. The symposium offers knowledge, training, and resources to children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Guest speakers discuss education initiatives, clinical research, and early diagnoses. Participants are invited to tour the Autism Center of Navient Health.
ASD is a developmental disorder that can cause social, communication and behavioral challenges. According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 68 children in the U.S. have been identified with ASD, a disorder that affects all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
The Tift College of Education offers an Autism Endorsement for certified teachers.