March 31, 2016
WATERLOO – April 2 marks the 9th World Autism Awareness Day, established in 2008 by the United Nations to raise awareness about autism spectrum disorder.
The following Laurier experts are available to speak about autism:
Laurier Professor Margaret Schneider is an expert on disability and chronic illness. Schneider’s research focuses on understanding the experience of having a disability or chronic illness, such as autism, from the perspective of the individual, their family and their support network. She also studies the ways in which areas of life may be improved for individuals and their families through effective programs. Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org or at 519-888-9266.
Schneider’s other areas of expertise include:
Laurier Professor Pam Bryden is an expert on motor development and developmental disabilities. Contact information: email@example.com.
Bryden’s areas of expertise include:
Laurier Professor Paula Fletcher is an expert in the area of chronic illness/disability and caregiving. Fletcher's research explores the “lived experiences” of individuals with chronic conditions and disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorder. These experiences are examined from the views of the individual, the family members and health care professionals. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x4159 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fletcher's areas of expertise include:
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Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University
T: 519.884.0710 x3070
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