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Club sponsors autism conference

first_imgNotre Dame’s Special Friends Club will hold its fifth annual Autism Conference on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium of the Hesburgh Library.Vanderbilt pediatrics professor and Notre Dame alumna Julie Lounds Taylor will give a talk titled “Understanding the Transition to Adulthood with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”Sophomore Thomas Gordon, a member of the Special Friends Club, said Taylor is a leader in examining how people with autism interact with the rest of society.“Dr. Taylor’s research program investigates how individual, family and societal factors interact to promote healthy development, and she is especially interested in how families experience the transition to adulthood for young adults affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),” Gordon said.Gordon said the Special Friends  Club aims to bring speakers to the conference who have made a significant commitment to fighting autism.“The beauty of the Autism Conference is the professionals invited to speak at the event,” he said.“Past speakers have represented a group of individuals who have impacted the knowledge we have of ASD through their research and a lifelong commitment to helping us come closer to understanding ASD.”The Special Friends Club’s president, senior Christina Mondi said our society needs to develop better strategies for supporting autistic individuals and their families.“According to the [Center for Disease Control], roughly 1 [out of] 88 children will be diagnosed with ASD,” Mondi said. “Almost all students will inevitably have a family member, friend, colleague, classmate or neighbor affected by autism. … It is incredibly important that students be aware not only of what autism is, but of how they can play a role in supporting those whose lives and families are affected by it in the classroom, workplace and community. This is not a special interest topic.”The Notre Dame community can help make the transition to adulthood for people with autism smoother, Mondi said.“If individuals with ASD are to reach their fullest potentials as they move into adulthood, they will need the understanding and support of their classmates and community members in doing so,” she said. “This is an area where we, as young college students and emerging professionals, could make a real difference in forging a culture of acceptance for our peers affected by ASD.”The event is open and free for all students. For more information, visit the conference’s website.Tags: Autism conference, Special friends clublast_img read more

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Bulldogs Volleyball Results

first_imgFrom Coach Trenkamp. The Batesville Lady Dogs fell to Community Christian in 3 games tonight. We had a great momentum the first game and was able to pull out the win.  Games 2 and 3 we just couldn’t figure out how to bounce back.  We played with 6 girls only tonight and that was huge as it led to a new rotation being unsure of what to do.  Scores were 16-25, 25-6 and 15-8.From Coach Prickel. The JV volleyball team overcame a 9-2 deficit in game 1 vs. Lawrenceburg to pull off an exciting 25-21 win. The team went on to lose games 2 & 3. (25-16, 15-4) Kerigan Haskamp was the leading scorer with 7 points in a 9/10 performance from the service line. Other point getters were Nikki Fox (5 pts.) and Shelby Westerfeld (3 pts.) Katie Bedel pounded 7 kills in 19 attempts with Shalee Harrington and Haskamp chipping in with 3 kills a piece.The varsity played some of the best volleyball they have played all season against conference rival Lawrenceburg, but were unable to sustain the level of play for the needed win.  (25-16, 27-25, 25-21, 25-8)‘We gave the tigers a battle for about 2.5 of 4 sets; it was great volleyball!  Unfortunately we lost the serve/server receive game which is crucial to control if you want to pick up the “W”.  They served us well picking on players who were showing visible signs of inner turmoil, for 13 aces in crucial moments.  We did receive some great sparks from the bench with pull up players coming into tight moments to shine.  #12 Katie Bedel had 4kills and a solo block, & #25 Nikki Fox came up with a reception , dig and kill.  Other leaders were #23 Hattie Westerfeld with 13 kills and two blocks, #7 Kylie Laker with 3 aces and 12 digs, and #11 Jenna Ertel with 18 digs.’ Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.We will have some needed rest and practice time to work out the kinks before hosting Rushville on Tuesday the 4th with a 5:30 JV start.last_img read more

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Osimhen ‘Agrees Deal With Italian Giants’

first_img Loading… The Nigeria international joined Les Dogues from Royal Charleroi last summer for €13m but has seen his value skyrocket due to his impressive performances. Osimhen scored 18 goals and provided six assists in 38 appearances for Lille in his first season which ended early in France due to the Coronavirus pandemic. read also:Bereaved Osimhen arrives Lagos Many Nigerian stars have had success in the Premier League, but some also failed to live up to expectation FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hystericalcenter_img Victor Osimhen has agreed to join the Italian side, Napoli, according to reports from Italian media. The 21-year-old is one of the most in-demand players in Europe with the likes of Barcelona, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Tottenham all interested in him. Victor Osimhen of Lille OSC in action However, according to Italian journalist, Alfredo Pedullà via Sempremilan, Napoli are now in the pole position to sign the Nigerian after a deal was agreed between both parties. Soccernet had reported that the striker has ruled out a move to the Italian Serie A, but it appears he has changed his mind according to latest reports. But while Osimhen has agreed to join Napoli, I Partenopei are still hoping Lille can reduce the €60m price tag placed on him.Advertisementlast_img read more