Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
 


Autism and Advocacy
A Conference of Witness and Hope

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Welcome

The Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., University President

Introduction
James T. Fisher, Ph.D.


Fr. McShane, S.J.


Morning Session


Opening Address
Timothy P. Shriver, Ph.D., CEO and Chairman, Special Olympics, Inc.

Communities of Faith Engaging Autism
Moderator: Rev. William C. Gaventa, M.Div.
Speakers: Rabbi Geoffrey Haber, D.Min., Mary Beth Walsh, Ph.D.
Comment by: Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Th.D.




LUNCH SESSION

“Autism and Hollywood”
Speaker: Stuart Murray, Ph.D.
Introduction by: Mark Osteen, Ph.D.




SESSION II

The Varieties of Autism Advocacy
Moderator: Lance Strate, Ph.D.
Speakers: Gloria Pearson-Vasey, M.Div.,Wanda Brown, Bruce Mills, Ph.D., Kassiane Alexandra Sibley
Dr. T. Shriver



SESSION III

Catholic Education and the Spectrum
Moderator: James T. Fisher, Ph.D.
Speakers: Salvatore C. Ferrera, Ph.D., Carol Trasborg, Ph.D.

Dr. J. Fisher



CLOSING REFLECTION

Reflection by Kristina Chew, Ph.D.


 


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