West Hartford, CT (June 3, 2014) - Autism Speaks' Vice President for Community Affairs Jamitha Fields gave the keynote address at "The Autism Multicultural Project: Addressing Disparities and Needs in Underserved Communities,” today at the University of Saint Joseph. Read more about the event from the CT Mirror here.
Fields shared information about Early Access to Care, Light It Up Blue and other Autisim Speaks awareness efforts. Autism Speaks' Early Access to Care initiative seeks to reduce the average age of diagnosis and increase access to high-quality early intervention for all children on the autism spectrum. Watch her speech below.
Fields also participated in a panel discussion with Brenetta Henry, Family Advocate, Parent, African Caribbean American Parents of Children with Disabilities (AFCAMP) – Hartford, CT; Solandy Forte Senior Program Coordinator, Center for Children with Special Needs – Glastonbury, CT and John Molteni, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Autism and Behavioral Studies at University of Saint Joseph. Hena Daniels of WFSB-TV 3 Connecticut monitored the panel discussion.
The event was organized by Grace Clark, founder of the Autism Multicultural Project.
[slideshow:2, order=top, width=585, height=440, img=|http://www.autismspeaks.org/sites/default/files/images/panelists.jpg|||From left\, panelists Solandy Forte\, Brenetta Henry and Jamitha Fields,||,img=|http://www.autismspeaks.org/sites/default/files/images/grace-clark.jpg|||Grace Clark\, founder of the Autism Multicultural Project. ||,img=|http://www.autismspeaks.org/sites/default/files/images/john-molteni.jpg|||John Molteni of the University of Saint Joseph||]