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Symposium Announcement and Call for Papers

Contributed by: Sharon Hillman
Published: Wednesday, 06 August 2014 10:00 AM
You are invited to submit a proposal to present a paper, demonstrate useful teaching techniques, or create a panel discussion on meeting the needs of students on the Autism spectrum in higher education, or on preparing high school students for higher education.
The symposium schedule will include a welcome and keynote speaker, student, family, and administrative panels, lectures and demonstration sessions, and a closing session. A certificate of participation will be provided.
Organizers: Darolyn "Lyn" Jones, Department of English; Larry Markle, Disability Services; Elizabeth Riddle, Department of English, Ball State University. For further information, contact: Lyn Jones at

Submission (For co-authored presentations, list all names and affiliations, but give only one contact address, for the first name on the list. For family participants without a relevant professional affiliation, just put "Family" for the affiliation.)
Affiliation City and State:
Email address:
U.S. Mailing Address:
Title of Presentation:
Format of Presentation:
______ 15 minute talk with 10 additional minutes for Q & A
______ 40 minute talk or demonstration with 15 additional minutes for Q & A
______ 50 minute panel with 2 or more discussants and Q & A
On a separate page, with no personal identification, provide the following:
1. Title of Presentation
2. Summary of Presentation (up to 250 words) (For a panel, include a description of each participant's contribution.)
3. Brief Summary (50 words) for ProgramEmail your submission to: Dr. Darolyn "Lyn" Jones at by midnight August 15, 2014.

Notification regarding acceptance: August 22, 2014.
Registration All participants, including presenters, must pay the registration fee, with the exception of student presenters, for whom the fee will be waived.
Early off-site registration is due September 12, 2014.
Please email the information below to Dr. Jones at and mail a check payable to Ball State University at the following address: Dr. Lyn Jones Department of English Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306

*Onsite registration is available but early is preferred.
City and State:
Email address:
U.S. Mailing Address:
Amount Enclosed:
Student (non-presenter): ______ $15
Other: ______ $35
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Dr. Darolyn "Lyn" JonesAssistant Professor of English Department of English, Ball State UniversityEducation Outreach Director and Teaching FacultyIndiana Writers Center, Indianapolis, or 317.697.4843