After 49 years of hosting National Annual conferences throughout the United States, the Autism Society returned to Washington D.C for the 50th Annual Conference celebrations. The conference was held from 10th to 12th July 2018 at Hyatt hotel Bethesda Maryland USA with several influential people in attendance.
The prestigious Autism Society Board of Directors who included; the president Autism Society America, David Award winner and president Autism Advocacy, United States Senator of Pennsylvania Mr. Robert Patrick Casey Jr. Congressman Christopher Smith who is also the New Jersey representative 4th District, Governor of Maryland USA Mr. Larry Hogan( who is so happy to join SCAU) among others.
SCAU was physically represented by the Executive Director, Mr. Adam Kizito who was lucky enough to meet significant people and the opportunity to learn so much more about autism.
As in the past, the conference celebrations focused on several matters such as goals that can empower us to meet the future needs of individuals on the spectrum, unique abilities and interesting educational sessions. Networking opportunities, how together we can make an impact on issues of critical national importance by making voices heard plus inspirational speakers who included United States Senator Mr. Patrick, United States congressman Christopher Smith New jersey representative among others.
It’s an inspirational and educative asset for anyone with or without autism because these sessions build awareness and clarify on how best our society can effectively support individuals on the spectrum. When the society is well acquainted with enough knowledge about autism, autistic individuals will have a better chance and approach to life. Since the society finally has the ability to understand them and what they need which brightens their lives and makes them more productive and accepted in society.
Let’s kick it up a notch, the inferiority one feels when discriminated because of their color is exactly how these individuals feel whenever you menacingly exclude them from your circles. Educate your parents, neighbors, friends and coworkers about autism, you don’t have to be autistic or have loved ones with autism for you to spread the gospel about autism. Go an extra mile and make a convenient habitat for everyone.