Our next luncheon will be held August 30th at the Sososis Club. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Kimberly Spence, Coordinator of Education and Training Programs at UCF. She will be discussing representation of clients on the Austism spectrum.
Dr. Spence received her undergraduate degree in Secondary English Language Arts Education, her Master’s in Varying Exceptionalities, and her Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Central Florida. Prior to joining CARD, Kim worked within public and private settings as a Teacher and Behavior Specialist. She published her ground-breaking research involving the use of hand-held technology by individuals with autism spectrum disorders in an effort to complete jobs in the book, Assistive Technology and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research-Based Practice & Innovation in the Field (Journal of Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits). In addition to her responsibilities at CARD, Kim is an active member of several national professional organizations, a member of the Project Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Grant Advisory Committee at UCF, an adjunct instructor for both the College of Education and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at UCF. Her research and training interests include law enforcement awareness training and sexuality awareness training for individuals with significant impairments. Outside of work, Kim enjoys traveling, sport fishing, and watching the Dallas Cowboys.
Note: There will be no luncheon in July. Instead the Public Defender of the 9th Circuit and CFACDL are co-hosting a major CLE on Mitigation and Sentencing July 24th and 25th, at the Downtown Orlando History Center.