February 14, 2012
FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Marian University’s School of Education announces its fifth annual Dr. Darold A. Treffert Lecture Series on Autism, “Taylor Crow: Finding Gifts, Using the Strengths: Empowering a Life with Autism.” This year’s presentation will be held on Wednesday, April 18 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Stayer Center Auditorium.
Crowe, a young adult with autism, will provide insights on his life, including his savant skill to “calendar calculate” and how art has impacted him. A graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, some of Crowe’s work will also be on display, and his father will discuss how Crowe’s artistic abilities helped him address and overcome many of the social and communication difficulties that come with many forms of autism.
Admission is $5 for the public. All proceeds will go to the Tailor Institute, the organization developed by Taylor’s father to help high functioning individuals on the autistic spectrum reach their full potential. Due to limited seating, preregistration is requested, but not required, at www.marianuniversity.edu/lectureseries.
For more information on Crowe, visit www.taylorcrowe.com. To learn more about the Tailor Institute, go to www.thetailorinstitute.org. Professional Development Credits are available for attending this program.