Yes She Can Inc. announces the first Advocates for Adults with Autism Awards. The inaugural breakfast event will be held on Tuesday March 29, 8-10 am, at Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.
This first-of-its-kind event will benefit Yes She Can, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young women with autism develop job skills leading to employment.
Brenda Smith Myles to receive Professional Advocate Award
Brenda Smith Myles, PhD, a world renowned leader in autism research, educational and vocational strategies will receive The Professional Advocate Award.
And she’ll deliver the keynote Success in the Workplace: Yes We Really Can: strategies that lead to successful employment in community-based settings for individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
Community Advocate Award
The Community Advocates Award will be presented to Judy Omidvaran, Westchester County, and Bonnie Kaplan, Rockland County, co-founders of Families of Adults with Asperger’s & High Functioning Autism, a support and advocacy group that has benefited hundreds of families in the Hudson Valley.
Yes She Can was founded in 2013 by Marjorie Madfis to address the unique learning needs of transitioning autistic teens and young adults to enable them to enter the workforce. Through their incubator business, Girl Again – a boutique for gently used American Girl dolls in White Plains, NY – trainees are engaged in all aspects of the business to develop job skills and practice social interactions.
Girl AGain trainees and interns will be at the breakfast event and will demonstrate some of their work tasks and talk about their experiences. Yes She Can would like to expand their program to serve more trainees.
Please join us at the awards event. Purchase your ticket now. Consider placing an ad in the journal. And encourage your friends, family and colleagues to do the same.