Hearing the Autistic Voice

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The Suffield community is invited to attend a series of educational events that will inform and inspire on the subject of autism. A national speaker on the subject, Jeanne Beard of National Autism Academy, will be coming to Suffield on December 3. This event is sponsored by Partnering to Reach Aspirations as part of its mission to help transition recent graduates with high functioning ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) from student life to independent living in our community. Funding has been provided by the Amiel P. Zak Public Service Fund. By better understanding this profile and the neurodiverse mind, we as a community will be of better support, will provide more opportunities and will mutually benefit from working together.

Jeanne Beard is Founder of National Autism Academy and author of Autism and the Rest of Us: How to Sustain a Healthy and Functional Relationship with a Person on the Autism Spectrum. The Academy’s mission is to encourage, educate and support the parents, families, professionals and teachers who work with those on the Autism Spectrum for the purpose of increasing understanding, effectiveness and the best outcomes for all.

The time and place of this event has not yet been set, but is expected to be around 5 p.m. at the SMS auditorium. Questions can be sent to Caroline d’Otreppe at caroline.dotreppe@gmail.com or 860-558-8127. 

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