Lynch Elementary School, Winchester Town Common, April 2nd, 2018. This community event promotes and celebrates autistic people as family members, friends, classmates, co-workers, and community members who make valuable contributions to our world. This year’s event emphasizes promise and potential.
• Autism Awareness Puzzle Art Installation Project: Blank puzzle piece templates will be distributed for participants to take, decorate, return, and incorporate into a large autism awareness puzzle. The puzzle art installation will be exhibited during the remainder of Autism Awareness Month.
• Special Guest: John Miller, a senior at Greater Lawrence Technical School where he is a member of the cross country track team. John is a many time Special Olympics gold medalist and has a black belt in Taekwondo. He also has autism. John is author and Illustrator of Adventures in Handom. John will talk about his journey, read from his book, and show his illustrations. Lauren Miller, John’s mom, will address the promise and potential in all children on the autism spectrum. Adventures in Handom will be available for purchase. John will sign books purchased at the event.
• Returning Guest: John Williams, a artist and adult with Autism Awareness will again display some of his collage art. John has Asperger’s syndrome and is frequent exhibitor and collage art workshop leader.
• New Family Activity: Insta-Instagram Puzzlepiece Photo Booth.
• Light refreshments.
Sponsored by Winchester’s Disability Access Commission with help from BRIO Integrated Theater, Winchester Multicultural Network, and Winchester’s SPED-PAC. Special thanks to Jennifer Flaherty, Special Education Teacher at Lynch Elementary School for her boundless energy and enthusiasm.