Speakers: Attorney, Briggett Root; James Schade
Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time: 6:30-8 pm
Creating a Compassionate Community
What does it mean to “create a compassionate community”? Do we have a compassionate community? How can we create one?
This topic was addressed on March 22, 2017 at the University of Toledo Carlson Library as part of a month-long series held to create awareness of autism in our community. This particular topic was addressed by three speakers, and the presentation is separated by speaker. Please take a moment to watch the presentation at the three links below.
The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio is an affiliate of the Autism Society of America, the oldest and largest autism advocacy organization in the country. We provide support, education, and advocacy to individuals, parents, family members, and professionals affected by autism across the lifespan and the entire autism spectrum in 12 counties in Northwest Ohio.
Our counties: Lucas, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams, and Wood.
Our mission: To improve the lives of all affected by autism.
Our Vision: We envision a world in which individuals living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued.
- Information about autism and related topics
- Referrals to autism specific community resources and “autism friendly” resources
- Sibshop and Adult Social Group NOTE: Sibshop info coming soon.
- Education and training for parents and professionals including our Practical Solutions workshops or Special Needs Planning series
- Family Fun events: such as Sensory Friendly Family Movie Night sponsored by Mass Mutual Special Needs Planning Team, MudHens Day, Skyzone Jump, etc.
- Parent Resource library with the use of Boardmaker (appointment needed)
- Presentations to professional and community groups
- Activities to promote autism concern and awareness
- Community and legislative advocacy
- Email newsletter
- Lace It, Face It Autism Awareness walk