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Berkeley Heights Resident to Present at Autism New Jersey Conference

UNION – Berkeley Heights, N.J. resident Dr. Barbara Lecomte, coordinator of the undergraduate Speech-Language-Hearing Science program at Kean University, will present a poster, Language of Students on the Spectrum: Building Bridges Across the Curriculum, at the 27th Annual Autism New Jersey Conference on Friday, October 9 at the Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, N.J.

Dr. Lecomte received her doctorate from New York University in 1983 and joined Kean in 1968. She has presented over 60 workshops for speech language pathologists and has published more than 20 research articles on a variety of topics. Prior to joining Kean, Dr. Lecomte worked as a speech-language specialist in the public schools, with the Children's Specialized Hospital and as an adjunct professor in Speech Pathology.

Dr. Lecomte will co-present with Annie Moses, M.A., principal for the Connecticut Farms Elementary School, Union, N.J. For more information about the Autism New Jersey Conference, please visit or call 1-800-4-AUTISM.

Founded in 1855, Kean University has become one of the largest metropolitan institutions of higher education in the region, boasting a richly diverse student, faculty and staff population. Kean continues to play a key role in the training of teachers and is a hub of educational, technological and cultural enrichment, offering more than 50 undergraduate degrees and more than 45 options leading to a master’s degree, doctorate, professional diploma and/or state certification(s). Five undergraduate colleges and the Nathan Weiss Graduate College now serve more than 14,000 students.