On June 20th, 2013 we presented on the topic of Social Relationships and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders at the annual Milestones Conference. The aspect of this presentation that got rave reviews was our Adult Autism Panel. This was a panel of two Autistic adults who talked about their lives in regards to the topics of developing friendships, driving, employment, relationships with their family, their interests, and many other topics.
We included the Adult panel in our presentation for a very simple reason. We want the the voice of Autistic adults to be heard. It seems like so often we are talking about Autistic individuals. However, so many of them are able to talk for themselves and just need the platform to do so. Therefore, we figured lets just create a platform for their voice to be heard.
Their voice was heard on June 20th, 2013 and we want it to be heard again. That is why on November 14th, 2013 we are collaborating with Brandon’s Place (http://brandonsplace.org) to present “ Autism & Adulthood”. This will be a panel discussion just like we had on June 20th, except bigger and better. We plan to have six Autistic adults on this panel.
If you have ever wanted to hear what life is like for Autistic adults then this is the event for you. Doug Blecher will facilitate this panel discussion which will include an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the panel. “Autism and Adulthood” will take place at Brandon’s Place, 26118 Broadway Ave, Oakwood Village, OH 44146. RSVP is required for the event due to seating being limited. Please RSVP by visting http://brandonsplace.org/events/ or by calling (216) 336-5889.