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Conferences, Workshops and Camps

Friday, April 24, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, April 25, 2015 (All day)

The Autism and Arts Education Symposium is a 2-day conference that features research, practice and showcase in the arts and autism. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together researchers, practitioners, teachers, therapists and parents who specialize in arts education for children with autism with the purpose of sharing ideas and learning more about the benefits of the arts for children with autism. UNI faculty artist Kevin Droe will coordinate this event. For more information or to register, visit www.autismandarts.org

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

The UNI College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) organizes an annual student research conference for both graduate and undergraduate students engaged in research related to the social and behavioral sciences. The conference provides the opportunity for students to present their research, exchange ideas, learn about different disciplines and meet students from different departments.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Cameron Weaver, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The call for papers is now open. Both oral and poster presentations are welcome. Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 5, 2015.

All undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciences are invited to participate in this conference. Attendees are encouraged to register before April 10; registration is $15. A boxed lunch is guaranteed only with early registration (vegetarian and gluten free options are available).

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, June 20, 2015 (All day)

The mission of the SportAbility of Iowa Adapted Sports Camp is to give qualified young people from Iowa, second grade through high school and with various lower limb disabilities, an opportunity to participate in various types of athletic events using a sports wheelchair. The camp promotes wheelchair awareness and provides healthy recreational activities for kids with disabilities. Activities such as wheeling around campus with their teammates to meals, recreational games, other skill activities and pure fun are important for learning. Athletes enjoy traditional camp and recreation activities, while they are improving daily living, sensory-motor-perceptual, strengthening and hand-eye coordination skills.

Monday, June 22, 2015 (All day) to Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (All day)

The institute will educate, motivate, inform and transform. Speakers include: Paula Kluth, Darlene Hanson, Harvey Lavoy, Pascal Cheng Tracy Thresher and more. Kluth is a nationally recognized expert on autism and inclusive education. Her publications include: "You're Going to Love This Kid," "Don't We Already Do Inclusion" and many more. The institute is for individuals on the autism spectrum and with other developmental and communication disabilities; friends, allies, families; educators, therapists and support providers. College students and university faculty are welcome.

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 8:30 am
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