Dawkins to host Autism Parent Café on Sept. 23

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 7 – State Rep. Jason Dawkins, D-Phila., will host an Autism Parent Café from 10 a.m. noon Saturday, Sept. 23 at his district office, 4667 Paul St., Philadelphia.

“Stigma towards autism has often been difficult to tackle because it affects everyone differently and because our society is full of stereotypes. With a better understanding, we can defeat those stereotypes and improve the lives of affected families,” said Dawkins. “This event is aimed at gathering information and developing solutions to increase the chances of effective support, lower incidents of bullying at school and amplify employment opportunities, so people with autism can thrive taking part in our society.”

The event is family friendly and will feature resources for parents, caretakers and educators:

  • How communities can get involved to support families affected by autism.
  • Meet and discuss challenges, celebrate success and share knowledge.
  • Connect with other parents, autism support groups and agencies.

Dawkins and his staff will provide assistance on any state-related issue constituents may have.

More information about the event is available by calling Dawkins’ office at (215)744-7901.