Autism on tour
Posted on April 17th, 2012 by Rachel
I’m reading a book by Aaron Likens called Finding Kansas: Living and Decoding Asperger’s Syndrome. It’s so interesting to see the world through the eyes of an individual with Asperger’s. Likens does an incredible job of describing his situation in a relatable way — he says it’s all about finding his Kansas, or his comfort zone.
In addition to being an author, Likens is a public speaker. He’s spreading the message about the importance of early intervention through his National Autism Understanding and Awareness Tour, echoing Easter Seals efforts around early autism diagnoses with his slogan, “Sooner Equals Better.”
Aaron works as an Autism Ambassador and Community Education Specialist for TouchPoint Autism Services, the oldest and largest provider of autism services in the state of Missouri. Easter Seals is partnering with TouchPoint to spread the word about the tour, so check out the media kit (PDF) to see if Aaron is speaking in your city, and please extend our invitation to others to hear Aaron’s inspiring story.