January 8, 2014

Hansen Named Marshall University Employee of The Month

Program Coordinator Rebecca Hansen was named Marshall University Employee of the Month for September, 2013. Rebecca is seen here with university president Dr. Stephen Kopp.

Congratulations! And thank you for all that you do!

June 21, 2013

New Website For the College Program

The WV ATC's College Program has a new website that you can get to by following this link. The new site contains lots of information to help you explore the program, meet staff, download information, and submit an application.

June 13, 2013

Marshall Graduate Discusses Bereavement And Autism

Marshall University graduate, and former participant in the College Program, Brian Wong was recently interviewed on Autism Radio's "Hope Saves The Day" show. On the program Brian discussed the topic "Bereavement and Autism," in which he has a scholarly and personal interest.

You can hear the 28 minute interview at this link.

Brian recently authored an article for the ASA's Advocate on the topic, and will speak at the upcoming ASA national conference held in Pittsburgh in early July, 2013.

May 2, 2013

Marshall University 2013 Graduate Video

Several 2013 graduates of Marshall University who received support from WV ATC's college support program discuss their experiences.

October 6, 2012

7th Annual Parents' Weekend Celebration

Parents' Weekend at Marshall University is a wonderful time to celebrate family and community.

The event grows each year, it seems. 130-plus were in attendance this year.


Ruth C. Sullivan, Ph.D., autism pioneer and founder of the WV ATC, attended this year's event.
Rebecca Hansen and Dr. Barbara Becker-Cottrill take a quick shot with Scott Badesch, President of the Autism Society of America.

September 11, 2012

ASWV Panel Of Individuals On The Spectrum

The annual Autism Society of West Virginia conference was held in Charleston on September 7 and 8, 2012.

I had the honor of moderating the final event of the conference, the Panel of Individuals on the Spectrum. Topics included: the importance of relationships, handeling bullies, the transition into adulthood, and the proposed changes to the DSM-5. Each panel member also discussed the positive ways in which Asperger's syndrome has influenced his or her life.

The panel was comprised of (left to right): Amy Goodman, Christian Bruno, Joseph Galloway, David George, and Blake Kelmar.

August 31, 2012

Article on Postgraduation for Students with Special Needs

The September, 2012, issue of District Administration Magazine featuers a story titled Postgraduation for Special Needs Students. The story, which includes the College Program for Students with Asperger's Syndrome, can be found at this link.

August 26, 2012

Fall, 2012

Staff of WVATC's College Program for Students with Asperger's Syndrome gather for a day of training prior to the beginning of the Fall semester.

Graduate students and professional staff gathered to organize for the upcoming term, and met the 45 students to whom we provide support later that afternoon.

The beginning of a new semester is always an exciting time for all involved. Here's to a successful, safe, and happy 2012!