Andrew Bailey is Executive Director of Anova Center for Education , which has campuses in Santa Rosa, San Rafael and American Canyon in Napa County. Anova was founded in 200o.
SONOMA COUNTY'S 1ST ANNUAL AUTISM COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM
When: Tuesday, October 21st, 3:30pm-6:30 pm
Where: The Anova Center for Education
3033 Cleveland Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA
Cost: FREE to participants and attendees
For more information or to reserve your seat, contact Anova at: (707) 527-7032
Anova will be hosting the Autism Community Team (ACT!) of Sonoma County in the First Annual Autism Community Symposium, "Meeting Challenges and Creating Opportunities". This forum brings together parents, public schools, regional centers and private providers to increase understanding of what services are currently available to those impacted by autism, and to discuss all that remains to be accomplished.Autism is the fastest growing disability in the US. With 1 out of every 150 children diagnosed with autism, autism is more prevalent than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes, and pediatric AIDS combined. Here in California, the number of students with autism in grades K-12 has increased more than 1000% over the past 20 years. With statistics such as these, there is no question: autism has a widespread emotional, social and economic impact on our community, and has ramifications our community must be prepared to fully address.
As autism spectrum diagnoses become more frequent among local students, Andrew Bailey says it is increasingly important for schools to implement cost-effective approaches to meeting their needs.