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Let’s Talk About It!

Let’s Talk About It – our nonfiction and topical discussion group. Join us for thoughtful discussion and help us pick books/topics for upcoming meetings on Thursday, November 9 at 7 p.m. 

Let’s Talk About It: Autism

Thursday, November 9 at 7 p.m.

   

About one in 68 children in the United States will be diagnosed with autism this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Of those, one in 42 are boys and one in 189 are girls.

What does the future hold for people with autism as they transition from their school years into young adulthood? Madison Local Schools psychologist Beth Pitorak will join us to discuss educating students with special needs including autism, training programs and how young people with autism transition from school to adulthood.

Book suggestions:

Life Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism” by Ron Suskind

In a Different Key: The Story of Autism” by John Donvan

Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity” by Steve Silberman

The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum” by Temple Grandin