Autism Awareness Day 2017

Autism Awareness Day at the Capitol
Autism Awareness Day at the State House

The Vermont Autism Task Force hosted its annual Autism Awareness Day on April 6, 2017. This is an amazing day that brings together people on the spectrum plus families, legislators and state officials.

This year’s Autism Appreciation Award went to Claudia Pringles, autism advocate, parent, special needs lawyer, and former VATF Co-Chair. Read about her work here.

Thank you to Joshua Sturtevant and his mom Judy Patterson for powerful words about their inspiring life experiences, struggles, and achievements as a family living with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the state of Vermont.

Also this year’s keynote speaker was Gary Mayerson, Mayerson, a noted civil rights attorney and national expert on autism advocacy, discussed the ground-breaking postive impact of Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District ruling (perhaps the most important special education case to come before the US Supreme Court in decades). His presentation discussed the need, and potential benefits, of developing creative in-state solutions for students requiring residential services and support. Click here to see his presentation or his slides.


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