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      October 5, 2019

      Saturday   9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

      130 Overton Court
      Thousand Oaks, California 91360

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      Fourth Spectrum of Opportunity

      9:30 A.M.–NOON

      NOON–3:30 P.M.

      The fourth annual Spectrum of Opportunity event celebrates the new
      book Communication Alternatives in Autism: Perspectives on Typing and Spelling Approaches for the Nonspeaking and its authors, 10 autistic self-advocates who share their experiences with alternative forms of communication. The book is edited by Edlyn Vallejo Peña, director of Cal Lutheran’s Autism and Communication Center.

      The celebration features author-led workshops and interactive activities for autistic self-advocates, family members, educators and professionals. The event is designed to provide a space for meaningful interactions between community members and influential autistic self-advocates about disability rights, inclusion and communication access; to inform college faculty members, teacher candidates and community educators about ways to support the inclusion and success of people who use alternative means to communicate; and to encourage young people of all abilities to become authors and speakers. The morning session offers information for all guests, and the afternoon portion focuses on community-building for autistic individuals and their support teams.

      Admission for the morning session is $45; $35 for autistic individuals; and free for Cal Lutheran students, faculty and staff (registration required). The afternoon session is $40, which includes lunch, an autistic peer mentoring session and a drum circle. The deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 23.

      Hosted by the Autism and Communication Center. For registration and information, visit

      Categories: Education | Literary & Books | University & Alumni

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.