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April 21, 2011
 
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Autism and Asperger’s Research and Policies

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Televised Series Exploring Critical Issues Presents: “Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome”

Uniondale, NY – April 21, 2011

Exploring Critical Issues, the award-winning broadcast series conceived and hosted by Adelphi University President Dr. Robert A. Scott, and produced by Telecare Studios, examines the research and policies affecting those with autism and Asperger’s syndrome in a one-hour broadcast airing this May as follows: Sunday, May 8th and Sunday, May 15th at 7:30 a.m. and again at 10:30 p.m.; Tuesday, May 10th and Tuesday, May 17th at 2:00 p.m.; Thursday, May 12th and Thursday, May 19th at 9:00 p.m. “Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome” can be viewed on Cablevision channels 29 (Long Island) and 137 (NY area outside of Long Island), Verizon FiOS channel 296 and simultaneously online at telecaretv.org.

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., an 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 the Telecare website.

Autism and Asperger’s Research and Policies

Adelphi University President Dr. Robert A. Scott (center) hosts the Exploring Critical Issues broadcast airing this May. “Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome” features expert guests (l to r): Brad Gerstman, Esq.; Patricia R. Schissel, LMSW, Executive Director of the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association (AHA), Inc; Dr. Stephen Shore, Assistant Professor of Education at Adelphi University; and Dr. Judith Cohen, Professor of Education at Adelphi University.

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. Read more about Dr. Robert A. Scott.

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

 
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