Vermont Autism Task Force

Events

In addition to our monthly meetings, the Vermont Autism Task Force holds two public events every year: Autism Awareness Day in April and an Open House Meeting in the Fall.


Autism Awareness Day Events
Wednesday, April 2, 2014


1 pm at Vermont State House, House Chambers

Come to the House Chambers at the Vermont State House at 1pm on April 2 for a reading of the resolution honoring April as Autism Awareness Month in Vermont. Wear light blue to show your support! For more information, please contact Rep. Anne Mook amook@leg.state.vt.us


4 pm-6 pm, Vermont State House Cafeteria

The Vermont Autism Task Force will be hosting an awareness celebration at the Vermont State House cafeteria from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. 

The "Meet, Greet and Eat" begins at 4:00.  Come and meet with other people on the spectrum plus families, legislators and state officials.

CORRECTION: The presentation will begin at 4:30 (not 5:30) and will include the following:

  • A special tribute to Senator Sally Fox, for her contribution to people with autism and their families, presented to Senator Michael Sirotkin. 
  • An update on Vermont Act 158: Autism Treatment Law
  • Presenters include: Nicole Villemaire, Terry Holden, Ron Marcellus, Amy Cohen, Claudia Pringles and Julie Blackwell. 
Refreshments will be available

Please join us!

 

Claudia Pringles or Amy Cohen,  VT Autism Task Force Co-Chairs

cpringles@pringleslaw.com, 802-778-0306

amyc@howardcenter.org 



Autism spectrum disorder is the fastest, growing developmental disability with 1 in 88 children diagnosed in the Unites States. There is no known cause, cure, or prognosis for people with ASD. According to the national organization, Autism Speaks, "more children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined".

Annual Open House Meeting


We hold an Open House meeting in the fall at an alternative location from our regular meetings in Berlin. The public is welcome to join us and learn about what we do and share information with us. Members decide on the location of the event in the fall. Please come!

         

2013 Open House

Friday, November 8th 2013

10:30am-12:30pm

Northwestern Counseling and Support Services (NCSS) Maple Conference Center

130 Fisher Pond Road, St. Albans, Vermont

Please join us and learn about:

*Autism Awareness

*Special Education

*Act 158 (Autism Treatment Law)

*Autism Awareness Day

*Statewide updates

More Info:

Claudia Pringles or Amy Cohen,  VT Autism Task Force Co-Chairs

cpringles@pringleslaw.com802-778-0306

amyc@howardcenter.org 

Light Refreshments will be available

The Vermont Autism Task Force would like to thank the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center at Lake & College
for the generous use of their space for our annual Retreat






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