When:
April 9, 2024 all-day
2024-04-09T00:00:00-04:00
2024-04-10T00:00:00-04:00

Autism Workshop in MassachusettsBoston, MA, April 9th, 2024, with Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts. The annual “Autism Spectrum Awareness and Acceptance Day”is hosting by Advocates For Autism (AFAM) of Massachusetts. They invite the community to hear speakers, legislators, self advocates and more.
* Hear from Massachusetts legislators, autism self-advocates, and families as we come together to discuss the current state of affairs and highlight priority legislative proposals that would restore and increase access to services, education, and training.
* 2024 Speakers – Please visit the webpage below.
To register,
visit www.afamaction.org/2023-autism-advocacy-day/#page-content or contact info@afamaction.org 

2023 speakers and events included:

  • 10:00 Program begins:Welcome: Michael J. Borr, Chairman, AFAM
  • Emcees: Heather Hegedus (Senior Manager, Editor, and On-Air
    Anchor of educational webcasts on fidelity.com) and Reggie Williams
    (self-advocate)
  • The Honorable Maura Healey, Governor: Autism Advocacy Day
    Proclamation
  • Senate President Karen Spilka presents Senator Joan Lovely
    Distinguished Legislator of the Year Award
  • How workforce shortages impact caregivers: Irelsa Oliveras (parent)
  • How workforce shortages impact services and access: Anne-Marie
    Bajwa, President and CEO, Charles River Center
  • ABA Day Habilitation Pilot: Jerome Chiu, BCBA
  • Budgetary and Legislative Updates and Call to Action: Maura Sullivan,
    Sr. Director of Government Affairs and Health Policy, The Arc/AFAM
  • Acknowledgments: Michael J. Borr/Katie Terino

 

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