April 2, 2019 Grantley Adams

WINSTED, CT – April 2, 2019 – The Parent Support Group at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, and the Litchfield County Autism Spectrum Association (LACASA) will again host an Autism Spectrum Unplugged panel discussion on Thursday, April 18, 2019, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. The presentation will be held in Founders Hall Auditorium on the Northwestern Connecticut Community College campus in Winsted.

The panel of experts will be comprised of children and adults from the FOCUS Center for Autism located in Canton, Connecticut, which specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents who are on the autistic spectrum, suffer from anxiety disorders, or experience processing and social learning difficulties. These articulate, bright, left of center participants are very open and honest about their journey with their disorders. They will discuss how their experiences affect their lives at home, school and in the community. They will share how they have suffered but they have not given up and have grown to accept and embrace their “peculiarities” and channel their life challenges into something useful, without changing who they are.

This presentation is intended to help educate the public and provide new insights into Autism, which has now become an epidemic in our society. The expectation is that by sharing their experiences, the panelists will inspire others to have hope and change their lives.

This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Beck at (860) 738-6383 or rbeck@nwcc.edu.