Bayonne library to host autism summit

The event will take place via Zoom

April is National Autism Awareness Month.
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April is National Autism Awareness Month.

The Bayonne Free Public Library has announced a “World Autism Month Breakthrough Summit with Dr. Kerry Magro,” on Friday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

The summit is hosted by Magro, a best-selling author, public speaker, and autism self-advocate. The program will include several panel discussions via Zoom as well as presentations for educators, therapists, and parents.

“As we celebrate April’s World Autism Month, I applaud the Bayonne Public Library for offering this event for our community,” Magro said. “As someone who used to be nonverbal and today has his doctorate and is a professional speaker, I’m excited about the opportunity to educate to help break down barriers.”

Topics will include helping people with autism across the lifespan; neurodiversity; preventing bullying; building connections; self-advocacy and advocacy for society.

The summit will start with a welcome session, and then be separated into three modules with breaks between.

At 11:15 a.m. is Module 1 titled “10 Ways to Help a Person with Autism Across their Lifespan.” Register at https://tinyurl.com/Autism-Module-1.

At 12:30 p.m. is Module 2 titled “Self-Advocate Expert Panel moderated by Dr. Magro.” Register at https://tinyurl.com/Autism-Module-2.

And at 2:30 p.m. is Module 3 titled “It Takes a Village: How to Form Yours.” Register at https://tinyurl.com/Autism-Module-3.

Closing remarks start at 3:45 p.m. followed by a question and answer session.

To register, go to https://www.bayonnelibrary.org/summit2021. For more information, view the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/355448472462792/.

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