Autism Expert to Speak at Bloomsburg University

BLOOMSBURG—Jane Thierfeld Brown, assistant clinical professor at Yale Child Study, Yale Medical School and director of college autism, will present two lectures at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania on Monday, March 26, and Tuesday, March 27.

The first lecture titled “Life After High School (for students with Autism)” will take place Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Hartline Science Center, room 108. Brown will present a second lecture, “Autism on the College Campus: What to Expect” on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Sutliff Hall, room 112.

Brown has worked in disability services for 38 years consulting with families, students, school districts and institutions of higher education about autism. She has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS News and NPR.

Brown has co-authored several publications including “Student with Asperger’s: A Guide for College Professionals,” “The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum,” and “Behavior Management and Self-Regulation.” She has also authored several published textbook chapters and articles.

Brown is married with three adult children, the youngest being a 26-year old son with autism.

The lectures are sponsored by the University Disability Advisory Committee.