Thursday, May 11, 2017
Texas ranch helping trauma survivors gets needed help from UNT class
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A North Texas ranch that helps people and animals when other therapies fail is getting help itself from a group of University of North Texas marketing students.
Founder Bob Williams started Ranch Hand Rescue Counseling Center and Animal Sanctuary nine years ago as a combined rescue facility for animals and therapy center for trauma survivors who don’t respond well to traditional counseling. The organization’s mission is strong, but the group struggles in other ways.
“They have great potential, but the messaging is...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Registration open for UNT day camp for children with speech, language and hearing disorders
What: Registration opens for Camp Communicate, a one-week day camp
sponsored by the University of...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
UNT to hold employment seminar for young adults with disabilities
What: Prep for Success — A free seminar at the University of North Texas designed to prepare
young adults with visible or hidden disabilities for employment. Sponsored by UNT’s
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
UNT behavior analysis students helping dogs to serve veterans with disabilities
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Going against the friendly nature of his breed, Drill Bit, a young yellow Labrador, had started to be afraid of certain types of people. Sometimes he would bark if someone he didn't know looked at him, particularly if the person showed intimidating body language. Drill Bit's behavior interfered with his training as a Patriot PAWS service dog.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
UNT to host Barbara Jordan Media Awards luncheon April 13
DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas sophomore Nikki Lyssy learned to surf when she was in middle school, during a family vacation to Texas' Gulf coast.
When Lyssy had the chance to try parasailing in Port Aransas a few years later, she couldn’t wait to soar above the bay — and not being able to see the sky or the ocean below wouldn’t stop her.
That’s why Lyssy, an English major at UNT who has been blind since birth, was so eager to share her...
Monday, March 6, 2017
UNT staff member recognized by American College Personnel Association
Monday, February 27, 2017
UNT named Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
UNT offering low-cost autism services
DENTON (UNT), Texas - The Kristin Farmer Autism Center at the University of North Texas is offering low-cost autism services to local families.
A $167,000 grant, awarded by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Children’s Autism Program, is allowing the center to serve up to 28 families per year who otherwise could not afford the cost of intensive autism treatment. So far, the center has used $66,000 of the grant, helping 14 families.
“Thanks to this program we have already impacted the lives of many children who otherwise wouldn’t...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Temple Grandin to speak at UNT sponsored event in Dallas April 13
The University of North Texas and ACES (Comprehensive Educational Services Inc.) will present prominent autism activist Temple Grandin April 13 (Thursday) in Dallas.
“+Autism: A Lecture and Discussion with Temple Grandin” will begin at 9 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest Ave. The lecture is open to anyone with an interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder, including educators, parents and health practitioners. Tickets are $20, and pre-registration is highly encouraged as the event is expected to sell out. Proceeds will support UNT’s work in autism...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
UNT faculty to create auditory processing training model for children and young adults with autism
DENTON (UNT), Texas — While concentrating on a classroom lesson or assignment, most elementary and secondary school students have learned to filter out typical background noise, such as other students walking by the classroom door or sounds from outside. But students with Autism Spectrum Disorder often have difficulty with auditory filtering — the ability to process speech, complete tasks and function in the presence of background noise.
Erin Schafer, associate professor in the University of North Texas’ Department of Audiology and...