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Encore: Fort Myers Non-Profit Creates Community for People on the Spectrum

My Autism Connection

All throughout 2020 we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the passage of The Americans With Disabilities Act by being a part of a nationwide public media initiative called Move to Include. The idea is to promote inclusion for all people in all ways of life.

Today we’re listening back to a show about the Fort Myers nonprofit My Autism Connection that aired over the summer, in advance of a virtual screening this evening at 6:00 p.m. of stories from the documentary The Life Autistic, which explores the successes and challenges of people on the spectrum at life’s different stages. The screening will be followed by a Zoom discussion about navigating an autism diagnosis. You can find more information about that and how to register HERE. It’s free and open to everyone.

My Autism Connection is a Fort Myers nonprofit that has brought adults on the spectrum together since 2012. Its mission is to provide experiential opportunities for adults diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder to help them develop skills towards independence and building healthy relationships.

Our guests are Sandra Worth, founder and Executive Director; Brad Karpel, who has been a member of MAC since its inception, and serves as a Member Representative to the Board of Directors; and Robbie Stick, who has been a member since 2016.

This episode is part of Move to Include, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.