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Autism and Arts Education Symposium to take place at UNI

Posted on Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Caroline Boehmer, music communication and operations coordinator, School of Music, 319-273-2028, caroline.boehmer@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will be hosting the Autism and Arts Education Symposium from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 24, and 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 25, in Russell Hall on UNI's campus. The purpose of the symposium is to share ideas and learn more about the benefits of the arts for children with autism.

Three keynote speakers will be present, including Ryan Hourigan, director of the Ball State Prism Project; Beverly Gerber, co-editor of "Understanding Students with Autism through Art" and "Reaching and Teaching Students with Special Needs through Art"; and Jacqueline Russell, founder and artistic director of Chicago Children's Theatre and the Red Kite Project.

Attendees can choose between sessions about music, art or drama and move from different exhibits and speakers throughout the day in Russell Hall, Kamerick Art Building and Schindler Education Center.

For more information or to register, visit www.autismandarts.org or contact Caroline Boehmer, music communication and operations coordinator, at 319-273-2028 or caroline.boehmer@uni.edu.