Respite … good for all concerned!

Autism Awareness Month has kept us busy in Wisconsin! BizTimes Nonprofit Weekly covered Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin in an article called “Easter Seals Hosts Series of Events for Autism Awareness Month.” The story listed some of the many things we’ve been doing the past month to make people more aware of autism and how it affects our community, including:

  • An Act for Autism Night with the Milwaukee Admirals
  • A fundraiser at Rock Bottom Brewery (during all of April, 25 cents of each purchase of Lily Lager has been donated to Easter Seals Autism Services)
  • In-store dollar donations for a handmade autism puzzle piece pin at local National Bakery and CVS Pharmacy locations.

The article featured a sweet photo of me with Easter Seals National Child Representative Kyle Mayer and his mom, Stephanie Gordon. I was quoted in the article, too:

Without services provided by Easter Seals, a parent may need to quit a job losing all the training and experience a business has invested in that employee … Easter Seals’ delivery of autism and respite service are not just “nice” for our community to have, but our vital in providing support so parents can continue to work.

I meant every word. Respite programs are so very important, and we are very proud of the respite we provide here at Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin.


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