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FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities to Host Autism Leaders Breakfast

BOCA RATON, Fla. (June 10, 2013) – The Florida Atlantic University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (FAU CARD) will host its first Autism Leaders Breakfast at the FAU Club on Wednesday, June 12 at 8:30 a.m. The FAU Club is located in the College of Engineering and Computer Science building, 777 Glades Road, on the Boca Raton campus.

Scott Badesch, CEO of the Autism Society of America, will open the program as the guest speaker followed by introductions and overviews of programs available in Palm Beach County. Attendees include long time FAU supporter Marleen Forkas, Bob Rubin, FAU Board of Trustees, and Bruce Allen, Chair, FAU Foundation Board of Directors.

The event is sponsored by Autism After 21, the Autism Project of Palm Beach County, the Slomin Family Center for Autism, and the Unicorn Children’s Foundation. FAU CARD has invited leaders from more than 20 autism organizations to attend the breakfast share ideas about programs, and how to better serve children and adults with autism, and their families.

For additional information, contact Maryellen Quinn-Lunny at 561-221-3436 or


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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