Education, information and support are keys in Saturday’s 8th annual Autism in Our Community event.
The event featured two keynote speakers – Sean Barron and Barbara Protopapa.
Both were diagnosed on the autism spectrum at a young age.
They discussed what it was like growing up with autism, the challenges they had to overcome and what the transition from school to the workforce was like.
Tish Bartlett says, “Autism affects 1 in 68 individuals. And we have over 2,000 families right here in our local community that are living with an autism spectrum disorder and they need our support and our understanding and our acceptance.”
The event also featured vendors of local organizations providing information and resources for those in attendance.