FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Marian University's Alpha Delta Theta was recently awarded the Kappa Delta Pi Professional Development Chapter Program Award for their work with the 7th annual Dr. Darold Treffert Lecture Series, entitled "Beyond Autism: Celebrating the Strengths of Individuals with Disabilities."
The presentation was a joint effort between Marian University's Alpha Delta Theta and the Agnesian Beyond Boundaries of Autism (ABBA). Presenters featured Dr. Treffert, as well as Vivian Hazell and Dr. Matthew Doll from ABBA.
"Agnesian HealthCare strives to support community initiatives and partnerships whenever we can," said Dr. Doll. "It was quite an honor to have been part of this panel of experts on autism and present to the education community and general public on such an important topic as autism with the focus on individual's strengths."
ABBA's services are available for individuals of all ages and their families struggling with the symptoms of autism. ABBA's collaborative care model focuses on individual and family strengths and staff designs intervention strategies to meet treatment goals. This award reflects the same approach to community education through a collaborative presentation with active participation from the audience focused on strengths.
Marian's Alpha Delta Theta chapter was one of nine honored recipients of this award by Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education. This award is designed to recognize chapters for demonstrating excellence in programming by completing at least one outstanding professional development program.