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David Finch, an engineer, humorist and New York Times best-selling author, will present two guest lectures about autism on Wednesday, Nov. 5. Finch is a former semiconductor engineer turned full-time writer and speaker, and has written for the New York Times, the Huffington Post, Psychology Today and Slate, and has appeared on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams. His book, “The Journal of Best Practices,” is available for purchase in the S&T Store.
The first lecture will be held 4-5 p.m. in the Meramec-Gasconade Room of the Havener Center. This event is targeted to faculty and staff educators and is designed to help instructors gain insight into students on the autism spectrum. The event will include a question-and-answer session and a book signing. The lecture is sponsored by counseling, disability support and student wellness and the Center for Educational Research and Teaching Innovation (CERTI). Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second lecture will start at 7 p.m. in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall. Finch will describe the day-to-day challenges of living on the autism spectrum while weaving in encouraging and comical details of his life and strategies for success. This event is free and open to the public.