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Greenwich's Friends Of Autistic People Travel To Denver For Annual Meeting

Friends of Autistic People President Brita Darany von Regensburg, left, poses with autism advocate Dr. Temple Grandin at the 46th Annual Autism Society National Conference held July 8-11 in Denver.
Friends of Autistic People President Brita Darany von Regensburg, left, poses with autism advocate Dr. Temple Grandin at the 46th Annual Autism Society National Conference held July 8-11 in Denver. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich’s Friends of Autistic People headed west to Denver this summer with the goal of better understanding the neurodevelopmental disorder at the Autism Society’s annual convention.

The group gathered the latest information on several subjects -- including behavioral, communication and educational, as well as vocational and biomedical issues -- at the 46th Annual Autism Society National Conference held July 8-11 in Denver.

Among the messages from autism experts the organization took to heart was that of Michelle Garcia, who argued that “our children and adults with autism should not find their social intervention only via the internet. Instead, they should practice their social skills to find friends in their circles at home or at school,” said Friends of Autistic People in a statement.

Friends of Autistic People also had the opportunity to reconnect with Dr. Temple Grandin, an iconic autism advocate whom the organization had the honor of introducing at a standing-room-only lecture in December of 2001 at the Greenwich Library.

Friends of Autistic People strives to create an environment where adult children with autism can receive quality care after they turn 21 years of age. More information on Friends of Autistic People can be found online at autisticadults.com .

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