DETROIT, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first "Living with Autism Benefit Dinner: A Father's Perspective" will be held from 6 - 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 at The Somerset Inn in Troy.
The event, presented by Henry Ford Health System in partnership with Metro Parent magazine, will feature a cocktail reception, sit-down meal, and four guest speakers relating their experience as fathers of children with autism spectrum disorder:
- Brian Calley, State of Michigan Lt. Governor
- Peter Bell, executive vice president of Autism Speaks
- Stephen D'Arcy, chair and co-founder Autism Alliance of Michigan
- Dave Meador, executive vice president & CFO of DTE Energy, and co-founder Autism Alliance of Michigan
Proceeds from the dinner will be shared between the Henry Ford Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) and the Autism Alliance of Michigan.
The dinner precedes the "Living with Autism Workshop," taking place Thursday, April 28 at The Somerset Inn. The workshop, presented by Metro Parent and Henry Ford, will feature seminars with Henry Ford autism experts and guest speaker Eileen Garvin, author of "How to Be a Sister: A Love Story With A Twist of Autism."
Dinner and workshop tickets are sold separately.
For the dinner, individual tickets are $100 each and a table host sponsorship package is available for $1,000. Dress is business casual. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Michele Harrison Sears at (313) 874-6046 or visit www.henryford.com/autismdinner.
To purchase tickets for the workshop, visit www.metroparent.com or contact Lisa Grace at 248-398-3400, ext. 128.
Henry Ford Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Henry Ford CADD provides children with autism and their families with the highest quality multi-disciplinary diagnostic and intervention services to meet the many medical, behavioral, communication, support and advocacy needs of this population. To learn more, visit http://henryford.com/autism.
Autism Alliance of Michigan
The mission of the Autism Alliance of Michigan is to lead unprecedented collaboration that will improve the quality of life for individuals with autism and their loved ones through education, comprehensive services, coordinated advocacy, and cutting-edge research.
SOURCE Henry Ford Health System