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PEPSA – Partnership for Effective Programs for Students with Autism – will present its 10th annual Autism Summer Institute at Wharton High School in Tampa, Florida July 26-27, 2011.

The Autism Summer Institute is an annual workshop aimed at providing high quality professional development to a wide spectrum of professionals and parents who impact the lives of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) – including Asperger’s Syndrome.

The event features Dr. Scott Bellini, Director of Research and Clinical Services at the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, whose presentation will explain the relationships between social skills deficits and social anxiety, assess problems related to social functioning, and identify and describe social skills strategies. Day two of the program will provide an opportunity for participants to attend multiple sessions and hear outstanding speakers discuss topics relating to instructional strategies, addressing literacy outcomes, working with challenging behaviors, using sensory strategies, technology in the classroom, and strategic use of visuals to promote social and emotional skills, and reciprocal communication skills.

For more information, visit PEPSA’s event page.

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Robert Pattinson and other cast members of the Twilight vampire movie saga are sinking their teeth into a new role. This role, however, is more sweet and savory.

They’ve created a special item that will be auctioned off at the Icare4autism 2010: Cocktail Gala — an EXCLUSIVE Twilight Limited Edition Movie Masterpiece Collage. This fabulous item is made up of memorabilia that is out of production, collectible snippets and things unavailable to the general public. The money raised from the item will go to funding autism research and education conducted by the International Center for Autism Research and Education.

If you’d like the chance to bid on this Twilight masterpiece, you can now purchase tickets to the Icare4autism 2010: Cocktail Gala, which will be held on Thursday April 15th, from 6-10pm, at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa.