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April General Meeting

  1. 1. NSSLHA April General Meeting April 14th, 2011 Autism Awareness Month
  2. 2. Honoring Our Professor of the Month <ul><li>Dr. HyeKyeung Seung, CCC-SLP </li></ul>
  3. 3. A little background on Dr. Seung… <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Undergraduate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Korea University </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate Degrees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Seoul National University </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ph.D. in Communicative Disorders </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. A little background on Dr. Seung… <ul><li>Dr. Seung joined the Communicative Disorders program in the Department of Human Communication Studies in the Fall 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Prior to joining the CSUF, she taught at the University of Florida, and University of Texas at El Paso. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Thank You Dr. Seung! <ul><li>A few questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What sparked your interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the most challenging aspect of working with this population? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What advice do you have for future clinicians? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Students of the Month <ul><li>Angela Vu </li></ul><ul><li>Sara Hernandez </li></ul><ul><li>Patricia Fu </li></ul>
  7. 7. Theme of the Month: Autism Awareness <ul><li>What is autism? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Autism is a complex developmental disability that causes problems with social interaction and communication. Symptoms usually start before age three and can cause delays or problems in many different skills that develop from infancy to adulthood. (National Institute of Health) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What are the treatments for autism? <ul><li>There is no cure for autism, nor is there one single treatment for autism spectrum disorders. But there are ways to help minimize the symptoms of autism and to maximize learning. Some of these are… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>* Behavioral therapy and other therapeutic options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Educational and/or school-based options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medication option </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(National Institute of Health) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What are the symptoms of autism? <ul><li>The main signs and symptoms of autism involve problems in the following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>Communication - both verbal (spoken) and non-verbal (unspoken, such as pointing, eye contact, and smiling) </li></ul><ul><li>Social - such as sharing emotions, understanding how others think and feel, and holding a conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Routines or repetitive behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>The symptoms of autism can usually be observed by 18 months of age. (National Institute of Health) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Announcements <ul><li>Congratulations to Jayme Stolz & Rachel Glass, our new Fundraising Co-Chairs! </li></ul><ul><li>Congratulations to Tiffany Urrego, our new Service Chair! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Fall 2011 T-Shirt Design Contest <ul><li>Fall 2011 T-Shirt Design Contest </li></ul><ul><li>All submissions that follow the guidelines will receive 15 points, The winner gets a FREE T-Shirt & Gift Card! </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum size of artwork: 13&quot; x 15&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Hand drawings are accepted but prefer artwork to be on adobe illustrator or Photoshop (saved as 300 or higher resolution) </li></ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] if you are interested, we will give you the guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>DUE May 20th,2011 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Upcoming Events <ul><li>5th Annual Tools for Transformation Conference and State of the State Legislative Breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>Chapman Survivor Symposium </li></ul><ul><li>Project Access Resource Fair </li></ul><ul><li>OC AUTISM: Autism Awareness Month Celebration </li></ul><ul><li>NSSLHA’S ANNUAL CASINO NIGHT FUNDRAISER!!!!! </li></ul>
  13. 13. 5th Annual Tools for Transformation Conference and State of the State Legislative Breakfast <ul><li>Date & Time: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friday, April 15, 2011- 7:30 AM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 4:00 PM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Friday: FAME Renaissance Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1968 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Saturday: Junior Blind of America </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5300 Angeles Vista Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90043 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fees: FREE ********Registration deadline is tonight!****** </li></ul><ul><li>Website, Registration, Contact: https://www.eventbrite.com/register?orderid=33781466275&eid=1246284671 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Chapman University NSSLHA’s Survivor Symposium <ul><li>What: Symposium to discuss and learn about the effects disease, disorder, and trauma have on individuals’ communication and life. </li></ul><ul><li>When: Saturday, April 16th 2011 *Check-in begins at 8:30am </li></ul><ul><li>Points: 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Where: Chapman University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One University Drive, Orange Ca 92866, Beckman hall room 404 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Register:https://web.chapman.edu/EventReg/iniregistration.aspx?ID=193 </li></ul>
  15. 15. Project Access Resource Fair <ul><li>Wednesday, May 4th 4:30-7:00pm </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Tiffany Urrego if you are interested: tiffanyurrego@gmail.com </li></ul><ul><li>Those interested must respond no later then next Wednesday, April 27th at noon. </li></ul><ul><li>8 volunteers for the event, bilingual in Spanish is a plus </li></ul><ul><li>20 NSSLHA Points </li></ul>
  16. 16. NSSLHA’S ANNUAL CASINO NIGHT <ul><li>75 points for attendance (single ticket) </li></ul><ul><li>100 if you bring a guest (couples ticket) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single Ticket: $30 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Couples Ticket: $50 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsorship Table: $240 </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. To purchase tickets.. <ul><li>www.fullerton.edu/supportcsuf/NSSLHA </li></ul><ul><li>The deadline to purchase tickets is approaching and spots are filling up! Please purchase your tickets by April 20th! We look forward to seeing you! </li></ul>
  18. 19. OC AUTISM: Autism Awareness Month Celebration <ul><li>Sunday, April 24th, 2011 @2:00pm </li></ul><ul><li>Adventure City “Party Station”- Family Theme Park </li></ul><ul><li>1238 South Beach Blvd, Anaheim, California (between Ball and Cerritos) </li></ul><ul><li>Come celebrate Autism Awareness Month at Adventure City from 11am to 7pm. Enjoy family-fun rides, shows and attractions. </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers needed: 20 points to volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>Contact [email_address] to volunteer for this event, or sign-up in the front </li></ul>
  19. 20. April’s Keynote Speaker Julie Diep, MS, CCC-SLP
  20. 21. Thank You Happy Studying! May General Meeting: May 12th, 2011