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Ellen Glickman is the director of the school of Health and Human Services. Glickman is a collaborator of Lisa Audet.

Brazil program adapts virtually, collaborations with Brazilian universities continue

Kaitlyn Finchler Reporter March 27, 2021

Sending Kent State speech pathology majors to Brazil to work with children diagnosed with autism has been a yearly tradition until recent years when the pandemic cancelled this past year’s trip and put...

Men’s basketball grinds out win over EMU for fourth straight win

Mason Lawlor Sports Reporter February 20, 2021

Kent State men’s basketball recovered from a slow start to defeat Eastern Michigan University on Saturday afternoon 64-51 at the M.A.C. Center. The game celebrated the program’s second annual autism...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020 file photo, provided by the LA County Dept. of Medical Examiner-Coroner Elizabeth Liz Napoles, right, works alongside with National Guardsmen who are helping to process the COVID-19 deaths to be placed into temporary storage at LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner Office in Los Angeles. California reported 669 COVID-19 deaths, the second-highest daily death count, on Saturday, Jan. 16, and the nations most populous county announced it had detected its first case of a more transmissible strain of the coronavirus. Public health authorities in Los Angeles County confirmed its first case of the variant of COVID-19 first detected in the United Kingdom. It was identified in a man who recently spent time in the county. The man has traveled to Oregon, where he is isolating. (LA County Dept. of Medical Examiner-Coroner via AP, File)

US approaches 400,000 coronavirus deaths

(CNN) -- As the US approaches 400,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, new cases have been trending down but multiple states are reporting cases of new variants of the virus.The US recorded 1.5 million...

Neuroscience research collaborates with English department in new study

Emelia Sherin February 22, 2018

Researchers on campus are recording the thoughts and actions of students on the autism spectrum to better understand how to improve teaching methods in composition and writing.“A study I had published...

Opinion: Spreading autism awareness

Travis Askew April 5, 2017

It’s April already and this is when we first begin to really get excited about the end of the semester, warm weather and summer break.However, not many people know that April is also Autism Awareness...

New autism-centered student organization approved

Cameron Gorman August 31, 2016

Kent State is welcoming a new student organization called Autism Connections Kent, to campus this school year. The group focuses on students within the autism spectrum, and is one of the first of its kind...

Guest Column: What autism teaches us

Tim Mikes April 12, 2016

I have always been an advocate for others. As a child adopted from Russia, I was developmentally delayed and could not speak English. No one knew at that time I had Asperger’s syndrome. I was placed...

John Hess is a senior political science major. Contact him at 

Opinion: Against Autism Speaks

John Hess April 13, 2015

As many of you may know, April is Autism Awareness Month. This month-long outreach and fundraising project is led by Autism Speaks, a nonprofit organization whose supporters range from celebrities like...

Ohio-based non-profit organization helps individuals with autism

Candace Monacelli April 6, 2015

Ohio-based non-profit organization helps individuals with autism from on Vimeo.

Kent Kirker is a junior education major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact him at

Opinion: Education is vital for success of future society

Kent Kirker March 18, 2014

I recently came across an article by the International Journal of Special Education, titled “Exploring Computer And Storybook Interventions For Children With High Functioning Autism.” It was mainly...

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