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LEWISBURG, Pa. - Linda Tanner Luxenberg '80 will give an alumni lecture titled, "An Intimate Discussion on Autism," Thursday, April 5, at noon in the Elaine Langone Center's Gallery Theater.

Luxenberg, an autism professional and lobbyist, will give an introduction to autism, describe public and private work experiences, and provide insight about rearing her own autistic child through adulthood.

April is Autism Awareness Month.

Touches many lives
"Autism touches so many lives," Luxenberg said. "Now, one out of every 150 births will be diagnosed with autism and the numbers are increasing at a rate considered epidemic in proportion."

Luxenberg, a guest lecturer at several universities, is the mother of Travis, her 20-year-old autistic son, and has been active in the Vermont statehouse on autism issues and involved in creating non-profits as well as a book and film documenting her journey navigating the autism maze. 

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Posted April 2, 2007

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