The Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, and the Office of Disability Services of the College of Staten Island are teaming up to offer educators of Staten Island an opportunity to participate in professional development specific to Autism Spectrum Disorders as part of an awareness campaign hosted by Barnes & Noble Booksellers, “National Autism Awareness Month.”

Staci Weile, Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development and Karen M. Gallo, Counselor, Disability Services will be offering instructional strategies and discussion on available resources, IEPs, and the importance of identification of the student population with ASDs.

The event will be held on Monday, April 28 from 3:30pm to 5:00 pm with a reading from the book, All Cats Have Asperger’s Syndrome. The professional development component of the event will commence at 4:00pm, and will include a review of selected titles of literary resources that will be available for purchase. Hand-outs will be made available to participants of this event and a question/answer session will follow.

The Barnes & Noble retailer is located at 2245 Richmond Avenue. Please RSVP to Michele Murray; Community Relations Manager for Barnes & Noble Booksellers at 718.982.7623.