Campus Visit by Jane Thierfeld-Brown
On Wednesday, March 20th and Thursday, March 21st, the Faculty Center for Teaching, the Office of the Dean of Academic Life, the Dean of Students Office, the Education Department, and the Office of Disability Services, will co-sponsor a campus visit by Dr. Jane Thierfeld-Brown. Professor Thierfeld-Brown is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale Child Study, Yale Medical School, Director of College Autism Spectrum, and former Director of Student Services at the University of Connecticut School of Law.
During her two day visit, she will engage with Muhlenberg faculty, staff, and students, as well as local teachers and community members, on how to work effectively with students with disabilities (such as autism spectrum disorders) as they transition to higher education. We would like to bring two components of her visit to your attention at this time.
Dr. Thierfeld-Brown will give a public address on the evening of Wednesday, March 20th at 7 PM in the Miller Forum, Moyer Hall. Her presentation, Is This Person Ready to be a College Student?, will address what she describes as the “realities of post-secondary options for students with with disabilities.”
There will also be two separate opportunities for faculty and staff to participate in workshops with Dr. Thierfeld-
Brown: Wednesday, March 20th, from 3:30 PM – 5 PM or Thursday, March 21st, from 1:30 PM – 3 PM. These conversations will include identifying tangible strategies for working with students with disabilities. As part of these workshops, she will facilitate discussions of case studies based on experiences here at Muhlenberg that highlight important academic, interpersonal, and legal challenges.