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Seminar Presents Perspectives on Autism Topics


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 19, 2012) — Autism researchers, educators and others who work with people on the autism spectrum are invited to attend a free seminar sponsored by the University of Kentucky's Human Development Institute on Friday, Feb. 3.

"Inside/Out: Perspectives on Autism Topics" will feature presentations by a noted professional in the autism field and by a self-advocate with autism, each presenting differing views on topics of interest. Seminar participants will have opportunities to question and interact with the presenters.

Presenter Myra Beth Bundy is a professor of psychology at Eastern Kentucky University and co-director of EKU’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate Program. Co-presenter Bev Harp is an educational specialist for the Supported Higher Education Project, a master of social work candidate in the UK College of Social Work, and a national and international speaker on autism. As a self-advocate, Harp speaks out frequently for respect and inclusion for all people on the autism spectrum.

The seminar will be video-conferenced live from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, to the Human Development Institute Conference Room No. 4 at the Mineral Industries Building on UK’s campus and to HDI’s conference room on the seventh floor of the Kentucky Utilities Building at 1 Quality Street in Lexington. In addition, live video-conferencing sites will be available around the state to enable parents of children with autism, early childhood professionals and other professionals to participate.

Registration is required, as space is limited. Those who wish to participate may register online at

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