Outreach at the Capitol scheduled for April 29


HARTFORD — The Commission on Women, Children, Older Adults, Equity and Opportunity, in conjunction with Disability Rights CT, will present Colors of Autism: Raising Awareness on Capitol Hill, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 29.

“Our goal is to raise awareness for all, but with a focus on underrepresented communities and communities of color. We hope you will help us raise awareness of this upcoming event,” the commission members said in a statement.

This advocacy day will feature information tables and representatives from various organizations who will share materials, information and resources, impacted personal stories from a multicultural panel of autistic people and parents of autistic children.

Speakers will also include state officials, legislators and guest speakers, Dr. Hassan Minhas, Chief of Autism Services, Hospital for Special Care; and Keisha Powell, certified autism specialist and diagnostician.

The event is outdoors, and will be postponed if it rains. The event is free and open to the general public, who are “strongly encouraged to attend”, the commission said. Interpreters will be available for American Sign Language and Spanish. Those who require interpretation services in another language must notify the commission before April 15th.

For more information, contact [email protected] or [email protected].


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