Curt Warner and his wife, Ana, will deliver the closing keynote speech during the National Autism Conference from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Thursday in Presidents Hall at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.
The conference, which started Monday, provides comprehensive, evidence-based information to assist educators, other professionals, and families in developing effective educational programming for all students with autism spectrum disorders, according to a Penn State news release.
The Warners founded the Curt Warner Autism Foundation in honor of their twin teenage sons who have autism.
Curt Warner was a two-time All-American at Penn State. He helped lead the Nittany Lions to the 1982 national championship and a Sugar Bowl win over Georgia.
He played in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks, where he was a three-time Pro-Bowler, and Los Angeles Raiders. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009.
For more information, visit www.outreach.psu.edu/programs/autism/