As this month kicked off, I wrote about Autism Awareness and ACTION and shared with our readers how excited I am about an event in Plano…that is taking place tonight! Three local organizations and several fantastic sponsors including AutismSpot have all teamed up to make this event possible. AutismSpot’s own Kent Potter will be shooting photos at the event tonight and he and I will spend some time with the speakers bright and early tomorrow morning to film them for upcoming AutismSpot videos!
If you haven’t already made plans for the evening and can make it, please join us at 7pm at the Angelika Film Center in Plano (7205 Bishop Road, Suite E6). There is a lot of buzz about this event, so please come a little early to grab a seat!
Dr. Andrew J. Wakefield will present about the Primate Project, his experiences with the ASD community over the past 15 years and sign copies of his book, “Callous Disregard.” Husband and wife, Rupert Isaacson and Kristen Neff, will share about their son Rowan, their journey with Autism and sign copies of their books and DVD. Rupert is the author of “The Horse Boy: A Father’s Story” and producer and character in the film “The Horse Boy.” Kristen’s new book “Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind” was released on April 19th.
Whether you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, therapist, principal, doctor, friend or neighbor of a child living with ASD – I hope to see you tonight. For more details, check out the Facebook Event Page; we’re looking forward to a great event as we wrap up Autism Awareness (and ACTION) Month 2011. I hope you can be a part of it!
Leigh Attaway Wilcox is a writer and editor for the projectLD family of companies. Leigh is Assistant Editor of the internationally acclaimed AutismSpot.com and her work can be found on many of the pLDNetworks sites. Leigh is the author of ALL BETTER: A Touch-and-Heal Book published by Piggy Toes Press in 2007. Leigh lives in North Texas with her husband and young son who loves reading, LEGOs, Mario Bros. and also happens to live with Asperger's Syndrome, an Autism Spectrum Disorder.