Maurice and autism: big winners in Vegas

Last week, I traveled with my father and my colleague Patricia Wright to the Red Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. We were there to take part in a press conference about the new Autism Services Program at Easter Seals Southern Nevada.

The new program will feature services such as early intervention and therapeutic programs and will benefit many families. This press conference was headed by Brian Patchett, CEO of Easter Seals Southern Nevada. The key speakers included Deborah Meinberg, Director of Easter Seals Southern Nevada; Gina Baxter, the mother of a child diagnosed with autism; Dr. Patricia Wright, National Director of Autism Services for Easter Seals; and myself.

But that’s not all. Steven Jackson, a running back for the St. Louis Rams, is from Las Vegas and he spoke, too. The Easter Seals Southern Nevada Web site describes Jackson like this:

Steven Jackson is a familiar name at Easter Seals Southern Nevada. Last year, he hosted a spectacular fashion show, golf tournament, and children’s football clinic to benefit Easter Seals Southern Nevada.

The stories told by those speakers in Las Vegas inspired hope for a brighter future for those living with autism. I believe things will be great in 2008!


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  1. Mike Pelfini Says:

    You d’MAN, Maurice! Thanks for representing hope for so many, so well. Look forward to seeing you again, soon!



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