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"Five Keys to Supporting a Child with Autism"

The Master of Social Work Student Association is hosting guest speaker Alyson Beytien, behavior apecialist for the Mercy Autism Center in Dubuque.. She will present “What do I do TOMORROW? Five Keys to Supporting a Child with Autism." The challenges of supporting a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder are many and the amount of research and interventions currently available can be overwhelming. This presentation focuses on what everyone --- parents, teachers, extended family and support personnel – can do each day to ensure success for the child and all involved. This presentation is full of humor, reality and practical ideas. Q & A follows if time allows; refreshments provided.

CME Book Club: Asian American Women’s Popular Literature: Feminizing Genres and Neoliberal Belonging by Pamela Thoma

Asian American Women’s Popular Literature: Feminizing Genres and Neoliberal Belonging by Pamela Thoma analyzes how popular genre fiction, written by Asian American women and featuring Asian American characters, depicts both contemporary American-ness and contributes to public dialogue about national belonging. Thoma focuses on how such fiction addresses attempts women, make in a neoliberal society, to balance their personal and professional lives. Book club sessions are open to the public. If one has not read the book, one is still encouraged to attend and participate in discussion.    

Career Services Info Session: Finding and Applying for Federal Government Jobs

The Federal Government is one of the largest employers in the United States. Openings are available all over the country and around the world, and candidates are sought from all majors. The application and hiring process has challenges not faced in other fields. Let us help you! Learn about available job opportunities, job search strategies and how to write a federal resume.

Jill Stanek: An Insider's View on Abortion in Mainstream Medicine

Jill Stanek will give a presentation on the challenges she has faced from the news media and politicians for her pro-life views as a medical practitioner turned activist.  She is a major voice for life in the controversial issue of abortion and will describe her experiences in Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois, a site where victims of failed abortions, in other words, born-alive infants, were allowed to die after delivery.  Sponsored by UNI Right to Life and St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center.

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