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Children participating in the Institute for Autism Research’s summerMAX Program enjoy Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities from the AT&T and WNY STEM Hub Prism Program. SummerMAX is a comprehensive psychosocial treatment program, developed by co-directors Marcus Thomeer, PhD and Christopher Lopata, PsyD, for 7-12 year old children with high functioning autism spectrum disorder (HFASD). The collaboration between AT&T, WNY STEM Hub and the Institute for Autism Research incorporated STEM activities into the summerMAX program.

Senator Tim Kennedy and members of the media were on hand yesterday to tour the Institute for Autism Research and watch the children participate in the new STEM activities. Click the media link below to watch the story.

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Submitted by: College Communications