News Release

Published on Monday, March 29, 2010

LA CROSSE, Wis. – One in 100 individuals now have autism spectrum disorder. In order to help build awareness and education, Western’s DisAbility Support Specialist program is offering a variety of activities to assist students, faculty, and community members about this fast-growing, treatable neurobiological disorder.

A lunch and learn session titled “What is Autism?” will be offered Monday, April 12 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Health Science Center, room 2015, 1300 Badger Street, La Crosse. Definitions, potential causes and characteristics will be highlighted.

Guest speaker Lynn Krajewski will be sharing her experiences with having a family member with autism spectrum disorder in the session, “Life with a Family Member with Autism” on Wednesday, April 21 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Health Science Center, room 2015.

These events are free and open to the public.

For more information about programs and services at Western, call 608.785.9200 or visit the Web site at