Our Reach for the Stars Community Awards Luncheon is right around the corner, and we are looking forward to seeing many of you there.
Families for Effective Autism Treatment is especially honored;
our guest speaker this year is
Jon is a parent, advocate, and most recently an author.
Inspired by his own life story, after 25 years in software development, Jon decided to write a novel. The Little Messenger follows the journey of a Software Engineer whose world is turned upside down when his son is diagnosed with Autism. As the reviewers say, “a captivating read, even if you are not the parent of a child with autism.”
Jon is an advocate trail blazer. He was among the key players responsible for changing views on insurance coverage at one of our major employers here in the Pacific Northwest. Jon and several others built awareness and educated benefits personnel at Microsoft about the needs of children with autism and the benefits of clinical intervention. As a result Microsoft employees are now eligible for coverage of therapeutic services for their children who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Our community continues to benefit from the contributions of Jon and his wife, Nancy, who live in Redmond, Washington with their two sons; the eldest was diagnosed with autism in 1995.
We hope you can join us! Hear Jon speak and be inspired by the others we are honoring this year for their contributions to the Autism Community. Take home a copy of The Little Messenger.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWWK_ITcZcY – Jon Rosenberg discusses fatherhood, his new book THE LITTLE MESSENGER and career at Microsoft.
To Register for the Luncheon on Nov 9th 2012 and to hear Jon Rosenberg speak, please click following link….