Thursday, April 24, 2008
Southminster Presbyterian Church is holding a conference on autism on Saturday April 26th, titled "Toward Religious Inclusivity: Beyond ADA to Full Protection." The keynote speaker is author William Stillman, who has Asperger's syndrome. He says he will talk about his personal experiences in an attempt to break down barriers around people with autism. He says he wants to emphasize the commonalities between people with and without autism, and raise awareness about a recent spike in diagnoses of the disorder.