The University of Maryland Autism Research Consortium (UMARC) is an interdisciplinary group of researchers in the Departments of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Psychology, Human Development, Linguistics, Kinesiology, and Special Education at the University of Maryland.
What we do:
We seek to advance the understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in children and adults, and to contribute to the development of effective treatments and interventions. Our research examines the social, cognitive, linguistic, and neural underpinnings of autism. We also host the Community-wide Learning about Autism Speaker Series: UMARC CLASS, a monthly lecture series for parents, professionals, and students in the community!
Registration for PEERS spring session is now open! More information about PEERS, including a sample schedule, is available here.
June 14-16, 2017: UMARC held the first ever PEERS for Young Adults Training at the University of Maryland with Elizabeth Laugeson, Psy.D.
Save the Date for the next UMARC lecture:
December 2, 10am-12pm, "Autism and Workplace Inclusion" with Nancy Forsythe
This lecture will be held in Lefrak Hall, room 0135, at the University of Maryland, College Park
Description: This workshop will provide data on the college experience of individuals on the autism spectrum and employment of individuals on the autism spectrum. It will also address what employers are doing to increase inclusion of people with autism in the workplace, and what families and other allies can do to strengthen employment prospects of people with autism. Following the lecture, there will be a discussion of issues and questions that self-advocates and allies have about college, employment, and workplace inclusion.
About the speaker: Nancy Forsythe, MA, is the Career Development Specialist at the University of Maryland Career Center. In this role, she supports students with disabilities in career preparation, job search, and on-boarding processes.