Ball State Educators Target Autism In College

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Ball State educators are hoping to begin helping college students with autism.

The university has announced it will host a symposium of educators Sept. 26. Event organizer Lyn Jones says she hopes to fill a gap in help for college students with autism.

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that one in every 88 children falls somewhere on the autism spectrum.

Ball State Special Education Professor David McIntosh will keynote the event. He co-leads the university's autism and applied behavioral analysis degree program with Susan Wilczynski, who formerly led the National Autism Center.