Clarissa Willis, Ph.D, an author, consultant and professional development specialist, will present “Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” on May 18 at East Central University’s Estep Multimedia Center inside the Bill S. Cole University Center.

The free presentation is open to the public and will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pre-registration is required by calling 580-559-5873.

Today, one in 150 children is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This chronic condition affects how children interact socially, communicate with others, and behave. Children with Autism have difficulty with social interaction, communication, behavior and sensory integration.

Participants in the seminar will learn strategies for planning a school environment that addresses these issues through collaboration with the child’s family, and how to access community resources and build partnerships with other professionals working with children with autism.