Autism Acceptance Month Event

Ed Wiley & AWN Event
Image description: Top left corner is logo for Autism Women’s Network, three whimsical/cartoon pink dragonflies with the letters AWN. Top right corner is logo for Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Lending Library, a multi colored tattoo flash style drawing with a banner that reads “Neurodiversity”. Center image is the movie poster for “Vectors of Autism”, a drawing by Laura Nagle on graph paper of a person’s head with various machinery and images to represent how the brain works, with the movie title above and information about the film below.

Autism Women’s Network & Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Lending Library are hosting a special Autism Acceptance Month Event.

When: Saturday April 18th from 2-4:30pm PDT

Where: Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center
9612 271st St NW
Stanwood, WA 98292

We will feature a screening of the award winning film “Vectors of Autism: a documentary about Laura Nagle” and a presentation by Autistic teen, Harrison, entitled “Dear Teacher: Building Social Understanding and Supporting Self-Advocacy for Students on the Autism Spectrum”

We will follow up with a discussion featuring Leah Kelley, M.Ed., a special Education teacher, parent and author of the popular autism blog 30 Days of Autism: Leah Kelley and Lei Wiley-Mydske, Community Outreach Coordinator at Autism Women’s Network, and Director/Founder of The Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Lending Library. Lei is both Autistic and the parent of an Autistic child.

Information & Resources will be available to learn more about Autism Acceptance Month, Autistic Pride, Autistic Culture, and Supporting Autistic people in respectful & meaningful ways.

Coffee & Refreshments will be served.

This is a Sensory/Autism Friendly Event; please remember to be fragrance free, and no flash photography! Thank you!

3 thoughts on “Autism Acceptance Month Event”

  1. It can be overwhelming for parents to care for a child with autism, and finding a psychologist, psychiatrist or social worker to talk to about it goes a long way to helping you deal with the situation. Although it’s important to maintain a life outside of autism, it can be difficult sometimes to do so.

  2. Hey, I don’t know if you know about the 1 star for Autism Speaks thing going on? If you do, great. If not, oh well. I’ve noticed a slight problem though. (Excuse the Typical British Understatement). There seems to be this misconception popping up every so often that not supporting Autism Speaks = not supporting autistic people. Any chance you could do a piece on why that isn’t the case?

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