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Advocates for Adults with Autism Awards to benefit Yes She Can
March 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
ADVOCATES FOR ADULTS WITH AUTISM AWARDS http://yesshecaninc.org/
Yes She Can will be recognizing Ron and Cornelia Suskind, Lesli Cattan and Amy Gravino for their contributions to improving the lives of adults with autism.
Ron Suskind will be delivering the keynote speech. Ron is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. His best-selling book, Life, Animated was created into an award-winning film which chronicles his family’s twenty year struggles and successes with his son Owen’s autism. He recently founded a technology company, Sidekicks, to help people with autism and related disabilities.
Lesli Cattan as been a Westchester advocate, providing services to people with developmental disabilities for more than 25 years as a social worker including her leadership roles at Westchester Jewish Community Services and Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health where she facilitated the Autism Advisory Committee.
Amy Gravino is a self-advocate, a college coach for students with ASD, and a frequent writer and video blogger, and TED presenter about her perspective and experiences as a young woman on the autism spectrum. Amy refers to herself as the “Dr. Ruth of autism.”.
Proceeds will benefit Yes She Can Inc. a unique nonprofit whose mission is to provide job skills training for young women with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related social and learning disabilities. The training takes place, not in a classroom, but in a real life business: Girl AGain, a resale boutique for American Girl dolls. The trainees are coached by psychologists, social workers and business managers as they learn and practice work tasks, business processes and social skills that are necessary in the competitive workplace.
Register now for a very special morning where you will hear from our trainees and our award recipients. With your support and participation, more young adults with autism and related disabilities will gain the training and skills they need to transition to the working world.
REGISTER NOW http://yesshecaninc.org/