Texas Autism Day at the Capitol

April 15, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Austin Capitol
Suzanne Potts
Texas Autism Day at the Capitol @ Austin Capitol

Heads up Texas! Autism Awareness Month plans are here! On April 15, Texas State Representative Ron Simmons is hosting the second annual Autism Awareness Day at the Texas Capitol. Every Texas State Representative and State Senator, leaders of the local chapters of Autism Speaks and Autism Society of Greater Austin, other Texas Autism Society affiliates and several families from the Austin area are invited to attend. Per Rep. Simmons’ request, Governor Perry has issued a proclamation making April 2014 “Autism Awareness Month” in Texas. Rep. Simmons, Rep. Larry Gonzales and Senator Eddie Lucio will be speaking at the press conference regarding recent legislative accomplishments, the importance of advocacy groups, and what is in store in the immediate future. Be there! Below are the details:

Schedule for April 15, 2014:
9:30am – Breakfast and meet & greet with advocacy groups, legislators, and families at Capitol
11:00am – Press conference in the Texas House of Representatives press conference room
11:30am – Group photo on Capitol steps

A last-minute note from Suzanne, our Interim ED!

Hi everyone,
We’re super excited for the 2nd annual Texas Advocacy Day at the Capitol and are so glad you can join us.  We just got word that the room number for breakfast (starting at 9:30AM) is E2.002, which is on the bottom level of the Capitol Extension. If you get there and get lost the security staff is always great about pointing folks in the right direction-it’s kind of a maze down there!
You can also call or text me at my cell phone (619) 994-1871. I plan to get there by 9:15 with my two boys. We don’t have t-shirts this year but encourage you to wear autism advocacy-related shirts or your shirt from last year if you have one.
The agenda should be below in the press release but for a quick glance:
9:30 Breakfast meet and greet with legislators and staff
11:00 Press event, Speakers Conference Room
11:30 Photo
We’ll have folks from our national Autism Society of America, Autism Speaks (Texas), and Horse Boy Foundation. We’ve invited a few other autism groups and shared this with our networks, as well as all of you! We expect a great turnout again this year and kids and families are encouraged to attend.
Let me know what questions you have. Otherwise, we’ll see you tomorrow downtown!

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