Easterseals Midwest Autism Services is committed to educating our community about developmental disabilities, including autism. As such we have numerous staff members that regularly make presentations about our services in the community. Our quality speakers are industry experts that cover dozens of topics for just about any event or occasion. If we can be of assistance in helping you select the best speaker to address your group or organization, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Doctors -- especially pediatricians -- have an opportunity to make connections for families who may be impacted by autism. We frequently make presentations to doctors and physician groups and would be happy to help you learn more about available resources for your patients.
Teachers have a unique viewpoint of their students five days a week, and witness how they interact with other students in both learning and social settings. As such, they have an opportunity to make connections for families who may be impacted by autism.
First Responders/ Public Safety Officials
If a person diagnosed with autism is pulled over for a traffic violation, they may not make eye contact. They may act nervous or have unusual behaviors that would otherwise seem "guilty" by first responders.
Easterseals Midwest's Community Relations team frequently makes presentations to first responders and public safety officials about the signs and symptoms of autism, and how individuals with autism may react in stressful and/or unusual emergency circumstances, and how first responders can deal with those types of individuals.
It is currently estimated that the cost of an individual -- who goes untreated in society -- will be upwards of $3.5 million, considering the services he/she will need across his/her lifespan. For this reason, sooner equals better. The sooner a child can be diagnosed, and the sooner therapies can begin, the better it will be for the child, for the family and for society at large.
Easterseals Midwest's Community Relations team frequently makes presentations to a variety of community groups (churches, first responders, rotary clubs, chamber meetings, etc.). .