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NMSU to host Tri-Unity Conference on autism and reading disabilities

The New Mexico State University Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders is partnering with Aprendamos Intervention Team and Direct Therapy Services to host the Tri-Unity Conference Feb. 28 at the Corbett Center Auditorium.

"Teaching Reading and Beyond: Addressing the Needs of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder" is the focus of this year's conference for NMSU's College of Education. Registration is due Feb. 1.

For the past nine years, the Tri-Unity Conference has provided continuing education opportunities to educators, speech-language pathologists, early interventionists, NMSU students and families in the region.

"This conference is important because it provides a quality conference by both local and national experts in their field," said Marlene Salas-Provance, Special Education and Communication Disorders department head. "The Tri-Unity Conference partnership has grown stronger due to our shared goals of delivering quality, state-of-the art education, which meets the needs of our community. The topic this year combines autism and reading disabilities, two of the most important issues today in the education and treatment of children with disabilities."

Sylvia Diehl is the featured speaker at the event. A nationally known speaker on autism spectrum disorders, Diehl is a faculty member at the University of South Florida in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department.

Salas-Provance said she expects a capacity crowd at the event, which is the first professional conference for many NMSU graduate students in the special education and communication disorders department. The conference also allows community members to attain continuing education units locally.

For more information or to register, visit www.triunityconference.net.