Autism expert to share advice, best practices Sept. 18

Jane Thierfeld BrownAn internationally recognized autism expert will be on the Colorado School of Mines campus Sept. 18 to share best practices and advice for working with students and parenting children with autism spectrum disorders.

Jane Thierfeld Brown, Ed.D, is the director of College Autism Spectrum, an independent organization of professionals whose purpose is to assist students with autism spectrum disorders and their families. A mother of a son with autism, she has co-authored multiple books, including “Students With Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel” (2009) and “The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum” (2012).

Thierfeld Brown will give multiple presentations Sept. 18:

Lunch with Faculty
12 p.m. Marquez Hall 322
In partnership with the Trefny Innovative Instruction Center, Thierfeld Brown will present best practices, practical tips and promising pedagogical approaches to assist students with autism spectrum disorders. Open to all faculty and staff. 
RSVP by Sept. 11:

Conversation with Students
2 p.m. Student Center Ballroom C
Do you have autism, have a friend or family member with autism or just want to learn more about autism? Come listen and share your thoughts. Open to all students.

Parenting a Child with Autism
4 p.m. Student Center Ballrooms AB
Thierfeld Brown will share her own story of raising a child with autism and relay practical, developmental advice for raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder. Open to all Mines faculty and staff.

Front Range Community Conversation
6 p.m. Student Center Ballrooms AB
Learn more about transitioning from high school to postsecondary education for students with autism. Open to the public.

Thierfeld Brown is being hosted on campus by Disability Support Services and Student Life.

Emilie Rusch, Public Information Specialist, Communications and Marketing | 303-273-3361 |
Mark Ramirez, Managing Editor, Communications and Marketing | 303-273-3088 |