The Griffin News Update, an e-newsletter created by the Office of Communications, features Chestnut Hill College mentions in the news, faculty highlights, and events.
Steve Highsmith of NBC-10 News spoke with Paul Haughton, Ph.D., chief psychologist at CORA Services about the lack of services for autistic adults and the autism initiatives for adults being developed with Chestnut Hill College.
Adrian Avena, a junior on the College's tennis team and an avid bass fisherman, recently swept the Champlain Northern EverStart in late June, and received a flurry of media mentions from bass fishing sites and his local paper, The Press of Atlantic City.
Jannel Morris, a student at the College, had a letter on her experiences mentoring for Big Brothers / Big Sisters published in the July 6, 2011 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Chestnut Hill Patch Web site featured the newly dedicated Commonwealth Chateau in two articles for the site. The first article focused on the history of the Chateau, followed by an extensive photo slide show of the renovations to the Chateau.
Therese McGuire, SSJ, Ph.D., professor of art, was featured in the Chestnut Hill Local and the Philadelphia Inquirer for her stunning artwork and her ability to continue to paint after suffering a debilitating stroke that left her left side paralyzed.
The College was featured in a story on NEastPhilly.com about the recent signing and agreement allowing the College to hold evening classes at Father Judge High School.
Chestnut Hill students were recognized for their academic achievements in
the Pottstown Mercury, the Lebanon Daily News, the News of Delaware County, the Pike County Dispatch, the South Schuylkill News, and the Cape May Star and Wave.
The South Philly Review wrote an article about Dom Raia, an accomplished baseball player who will be attending the College this fall.
The Chestnut Hill Local wrote about the recent hiring of John Kelly as the new head of the softball program at Chestnut Hill.
Zach Hoffman was featured in a story in the Long Branch, NJ Patch Web site about playing for Chestnut Hill in the fall and playing in summer leagues.
Chestnut Hill College will launch two academic programs to assist individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) this fall.
The Clinical and Counseling Psychology program will offer a new concentration that will focus on ASD across the lifespan. The four courses may also be taken as a post-graduate certificate or licensure preparation credits. This program responds to Pennsylvania's Bureau of Autism Services determination of a critical need for more counselors who are well trained in mental health issues associated with autism.
A new 12-credit professional certificate focused on the needs of adults with ASD will also be offered in the fall. It is geared to professionals in varios human services positions, including those in the medical, employment, education, and public safety fields. The curriculum will address current and historical research and quality-of-life and family issues faced by adults with ASD. It will also provide training for professionals to serve and guide adults with ASD and their families to maximize independence and self-determination. Friends and family members of adults with ASD can also apply for this post-bachelor professional certificate.
In the future, the College hopes to forge community partnerships to provide therapeutic services, interventions, and state-mandated special education programs for individuals with ASD.
For more information, please visit www.chc.edu/graduate