Autism Services Legislative Breakfast at Bridgewell

Published: April 16, 2015

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Hosted by the Citizen’s Advisory Board of the Metro North Area office of the Department of Developmental Services and Bridgewell

Last week, in timing with Autism Awareness month, Citizen’s Advisory Board (CAB) of the Metro North Area office of the Department of Developmental Services hosted a Legislative Breakfast at Bridgewell’s Rosewood Drive Day Habilitation Center.

Pictured: Matthew, who shared his experience at Rosewood, poses with Commissioner Howe and Bridgewell President & CEO Bob Stearns.

More than 30 members of the Citizen’s Advisory Board, DDS staff, public officials and Bridgewell board members and staff attended.

The event, held annually through CAB and a featured provider organization, highlighted Bridgewell’s work with individuals diagnosed with autism and shared with legislators areas which still need to be addressed.

Speakers included:

  • Joanne Buonfiglio, Chair, Metro North CAB, Department of Developmental Disabilities
  • Bob Stearns, President & CEO of Bridgewell
  • Commissioner Elin Howe, Department of Developmental Services
  • Janet George, Department of Developmental Services
  • Nancy Marticio, Director of Day & Residential Services
  • Steve Johnson, Rosewood Parent
  • Matt Richardson, Rosewood Individual

Following the program, Bridgewell staff led attendees through the Rosewood Day Habilitation Center. To learn more about Autism Services at Bridgewell, click here.

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