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Benefits of a Strengths-Based STEM Education for Neurodiverse Students
September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDTFree
The value of a STEM-focused education for students with ASD and other social and learning differences is irrefutable given their passion and abilities in STEM related fields, the increase in STEM related jobs, and significant underemployment among neurodiverse adults. Dr. Ellis Crasnow, The Help Group’s Director of STEM Education, will speak to the power of a strengths-based STEM education and how it positions these young people for future success.
Hosted by The Help Group’s Dr. Jason Bolton, VP of Community Partnerships & Admissions.
Ellis Crasnow, PhD, is a Los Angeles-based educator, innovator and entrepreneur engaged in transforming lifelong opportunities for special needs students. A pioneer in developing new teaching models for empowering students across the autism spectrum, Dr. Crasnow is a specialist on issues surrounding STEM, technology and special needs. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from USC, with a focus on the philosophy of science. He is the Director of STEM Education and Online Learning at The Help Group, and Founding Director of STEM³ Academy. Dr. Crasnow is a frequent speaker at conferences, nationally and internationally, on the importance of STEM education, special education, emerging technologies and neurodiversity in the workplace.
About The Help Group’s STEM³ Academy
The Help Group’s STEM³ Academy, located in San Fernando Valley, Culver City and Orange County, is the first K-12 school in the nation to provide a robust Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based curriculum to students with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and other social and learning differences. To learn more about STEM³ Academy, visit www.stem3academy.org.
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