Thursday, April 6, 2017

Beyond Awareness: Autism Acceptance Panel

Hello, and welcome to day six of my Autism Acceptance Month post series!

In today's post, rather than discussing a specific Autism-related issue as I've done in the past posts, I'm simply going to highlight an upcoming event that everyone who's interested in Autism acceptance and lives in Elmhurst Illinois and/or the surrounding area should check out.  It's a panel discussion entitled Beyond Awareness that will feature at least four Autistic panelists of various different ages and backgrounds speaking about our own experiences with Autism.

The panel is taking place on Thursday April 13th at York High School in Elmhurst Illinois in forum room A294.  It will start at 6:30 pm, and we're predicting that it will be over by 8:00 pm unless the audience question and answer session lasts longer than anticipated.  It is open to the public, and former Elmhurst mayor Pete DiCianni will be facilitating the discussion.  The information is all listed out on the flyer below, which should be screen-reader accessible (I put the image description in alt-text, please let me know if it isn't working).

I hope to see you there!

Image description: The flyer's text reads "Beyond Awareness / A discussion panel aimed at increasing societal understanding of Autism and Autistic people through public dialogue. / Time: 6:30 pm / Date: Thursday, April 13th, 2017 / Location: Forum room A294, York High School 355 St Charles Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126 / Open to the public.  Includes an audience question and answer session. / Featuring a small group of Autistic teens and adults, along with former Elmhurst mayor Peter DiCianni as discussion facilitator / Image credit for Autism acceptance ribbon: Corina Lynn Becker of nostereotypeshere.blogspot.com"  (Slashes in the text description represent text breaks).

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