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Autism Across the Spectrum

September 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel
333 W College Ave
Appleton, WI 54911
Event: Congressman Mike Gallagher will be hosting “Autism Across the Spectrum,” featuring a panel of local experts, Judith Ursitti, Autism Speaks Director as the keynote speaker, and a resource fair coordinated by the Autism Society of Wisconsin.
1:00 – 1:30 Resource Fair
1:30 – 2:45 Congressman Mike Gallagher moderates a panel featuring:
  • Dr. Jacqueline Borthwick – Licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the diagnosis of autism and developmental delays.
  • Shannon Knall – Autism Speaks Wisconsin Policy Chair and Special Education Advocate, focused on working to create and implement sound legislative policies in support of people living with autism, and their families.
  • Harriet Redman – Executive Director of Wisconsibs, an Appleton based organization working to support siblings of people with disabilities.
  • State Senator Roger Roth – Senator representing the 19th Senate District, which includes much of the Fox Valley.
  • Jackson Schipper – Student at Appleton North High school with autism, who advocates for the importance of early intervention and inclusion.
2:45 – 3:15 Resource Fair
3:15 – 4:00 Keynote Speaker: Judith Ursitti, Autism Speaks Director of State Government Affairs and mother to two children on the autism spectrum.

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