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Asperger support group to meet at UIS

February 20, 2006

SPRINGFIELD – Asperger Syndrome Support and Awareness of Central Illinois will hold an informational session from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in room 153 of the Communication, Psychology, and Visual Arts Building on campus at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The program is free and open to the public.

Guest speakers will be Sherruka Green, an employment counselor, and David Munroe, an independent living specialist -- both from the Springfield Center of Independent Living. They will discuss topics including guardianship, SSI, employment, and independent living and will answer questions from the audience. Karen Kirkendall, associate professor of Psychology at UIS, and Linda Lanier, a counselor in private practice, will facilitate the discussion.

Asperger Syndrome or (Asperger’s Disorder) is a neurobiological disorder marked by autistic-like behaviors and deficiencies in social and communication skills. Asperger Syndrome Support and Awareness of Central Illinois meets the first Thursday of every other month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 2941 S. Koke Mill Road, in Springfield.

For more information, contact Diana Noble at 899-2181 or by e-mail at diana.noble@insightbb.com.

 

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