Conference to focus on learning difficulties


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Education experts will present some of the latest research, ideas and techniques to help students with autism and other learning disabilities at a June 18-19 conference for educators, service providers, students and their families.

    Organized by the University of Louisville’s Kentucky Autism Training Center and College of Education and Human Development’s special education department, the conference will run 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. June 18 and 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. June 19 in the Founders Union Building, Shelby Campus, 9001 Shelbyville Rd.

    Keynote speakers are Kathleen Lynn Lane, a University of Kansas professor with expertise in behavioral disorders and learning, and Erik Carter, a Vanderbilt University associate professor who will share research and ideas for helping youth with autism flourish during and after high school.

    Experts from the university and community also will present information at concurrent sessions and workshops.

    Conference costs vary from $50 to $225 with the lowest cost for students, family members and instructional assistants and the highest cost for professionals who register the day of the event. Discounts apply for registration before June 5. To see all costs, a detailed schedule of sessions and to register, go to

    To learn more, contact Rebecca Grau at or 502-852-7799.

    Cindy Hess
    Cindy Hess has more than 30 years of experience in communications, marketing and investor relations, including more than a decade at UofL. She is "sort of" retired but happy to come back to the Office of Communications and Marketing to help with special projects and assignments.