On August 15 AASCEND hosts a panel discussion about the needs of the autism community at the level of local, state and national politics. Panel participants will include Stacy Shaw, chair of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network in Sacramento; Ed Denebeim, board member of the FDR Democratic Club of San Francisco — an organization dedicated to empowering seniors and people with disabilities; and Louise Katz, board member of the Autism Society of San Francisco and an attorney providing legal services for individuals needing regional center eligibility or services. These are some of the questions for the panel — and for you:
- What are the global needs of the autism community?
- What advocacy efforts are already underway?
- What new initiatives need to be started?
- What political and other obstacles are facing autism advocacy?
- How can people get involved and help out?
Come bring your own ideas and join the ferment!
When: Sat Aug 15, 10am – noon
Where: The Arc of SF 1500 Howard St. @ 11th St. SF, CA 94103 map
Parking is available in the garage at 255 12th Street, with a reasonable flat rate for Saturdays. There is also metered street parking for $2/hr.