Lynn Koegel of the Koegel Autism Center at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School will be honored with a 2011 Emily Cavaliere Puzio and Frank Mauro Puzio Fellows Award, sponsored by the Puzio Family Trust. The Award coincides with Dr. Koegel being a guest lecturer at the conference “Autism: A Journey in Optimism and Opportunity” at the Seventeenth Annual Eden Autism Services Princeton Lecture Series in Princeton, New Jersey on Friday, June 3rd.
Lynn Koegel is the Clinical Director of Autism Services in the University of California at Santa Barbara Autism Research Center, and the Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Asperger’s Research. She will present the keynote address “Pivotal Response Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders.”
The Koegel Autism Research and Training Center, overseen by Drs. Robert and Lynn Koegel, is dedicated to improving the lives and prognoses of children with autism, as well as the lives of their families. It has been recognized by the National Academy of Sciences – and ranked among the country’s top 10 such facilities – for its innovative research and teaching methods in a variety of areas, including parent education, language development, and teacher education. It offers a state-of-the-art behavioral approach to autistic children. The Koegel Autism Center is part of The Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara.
[Lynn Koegel is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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