Presentation on Autism

Area author David A. George will speak on the realities of living with autism at the three campuses of West Virginia Northern Community College as part of Autism Awareness Month in April.

George, author of the self-help book, “Be Unique Be You and Live!” and spokesman and advocate for persons with learning challenges and autism, is scheduled to give the following presentations: at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the B&O Building auditorium on the Wheeling campus; and at 10 a.m. in room 242 on the Weirton campus and at 2 p.m. in room 110 on the New Martinsville campus, both on Wednesday, April 20.

He will discuss “the importance of how children with learning challenges and autism spectrum disorders should be included and cultivated into social realms in a way that would better enable them to live and learn from individualized experiences.”

George will emphasize that children and adolescents must have fulfilling relationships with their peers and when they grow up to be adults. “That way,” he said, “they are better adjusted to coping with the realities of their conditions that they will always have yet lead more independently fulfilling, successful lives.”

All presentations are free and open to the public.

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