Spectrum Education Center Lunchtime Lectures Scheduled for Fall

September 27, 2017

Spectrum Education CenterALLIANCE, Ohio – The Spectrum Education Center has two lunchtime lectures scheduled for the fall as part of its “Understanding Autism” series.

The topic of the first lecture is financial planning for people with autism, with an emphasis on maintaining quality of life through adulthood. There will be special focus given to the importance of special needs estate planning. 

Joining the lecture will be Amy Shope, Executive VP of Lehner Carroll Shope Capital Management and Attorney James Dietz, Managing Partner of Friedman Rummell Company. Attorney Dietz is OSBA Board Certified specializing in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate. It will take place on Wednesday, October 18 at noon. 

The second lecture features discussion about vocational options for those with autism. The transition from high school will also be discussed. Local professionals who work in vocational training will be in attendance to help answer questions. It will be held Wednesday, November 15 at noon.

Both lectures are led by Dr. Kristine Turko, director of the Spectrum Education Center and professor of psychology, neuroscience and human development at the University of Mount Union. 

All lunchtime lectures take place in the Campus Grounds area of the Hoover-Price Campus Center on Mount Union’s campus and are free and open to the public.

The mission of the Spectrum Education Center is to provide training and education for people who are interested in autism intervention and advocacy. Spectrum's objectives include: providing valuable services to people with developmental disabilities through education, clinical support, and service to the community. 

The Spectrum Education Center is an affiliate of Mount Union. For more information about the lecture series or to get involved with the Spectrum Education Center’s internship opportunities and programs, visit mountunion.edu/spectrum or email spectrum@mountunion.edu.

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