Contact: Liza Coppola
The Mother Company Hosts
Round Up of Autism Awareness Month with
Los Angeles—April 29, 2013— The Mother Company, a multi-media company devoted to “Helping Parents Raise Good People” is thrilled to host a twitter chat with key influencers in the field of autism to answer questions and engage in conversation about how autism affects all of our lives. The chat will be held on Twitter – just search for hashtag: #MOCOchat and follow @mocomama and follow #MOCOChat the day of for roundtable twitter chat at 4/30,12pmPST/3pmEST.
“Our hope is to engage the community of parents who have kids on the autism spectrum, as well as those who are curious about the many issues at hand.” Says The Mother Company’s Founder, Abbie Schiller. According to USA Today, a new government study reports about 1 out of 50 children land on the autism spectrum. “Autism touches all of our lives and we want to discuss the needs of these kids, many of whom are mainstreamed into our educational system (often without proper resources).” Adds Samantha Kurtzman-Counter, The Mother Company’s President. “We want to be here for the parents, too.”
Please join us for the Twitter chat. Let’s help build that village!
WHAT: The Mother Company Twitter chat to talk about autism in honor of Autism Awareness Month
WHEN: Tuesday, April 30th, NoonPT/3pmET
WHERE: Twitter! Search for hashtag: #MOCOchat and follow #MOCOChat the day of for roundtable twitter chat about All of Us & Autism. 4/30,12pmPST/3pmEST.
Follow The Mother Company @TheMotherCo
WHO: All of us. We are all involved. Please invite your friends, and spread the word to your networks by tweeting: Join @TheMotherCo
Anna Kennedy was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her significant role of service in the Autism and special needs community. She is an advocate, author, and founder of two highly successful schools for children on the autistic spectrum. Both of her sons are on the spectrum.
Karen Simmons, founder/CEO of Autism Today© is the mother to six, two of which have special needs. A best selling author, she’s written four widely cherished books, and two CD’s including, the Gold Medal recipient, and “The Official Autism 101 Manual.” She co-authored with Jack Canfield and others “Chicken Soup For The Soul, Children with Special Needs.” She’s a world leader, speaker and conference coordinator in autism information, research and resources.
Chantal Sicile-Kira is an award-winning author, speaker, and leader in the field of autism. She has been involved with autism spectrum disorders for over 20 years as both a parent and a professional on both sides of the Atlantic. Recently, Chantal founded AutismCollege.com in order to provide more information and training to parents and educators.
Lisa Goring is Vice President, Family Services at Autism Speaks. Her role is to empower families and individuals impacted by autism, promote research funding that yields evidence for best practices, and to advocate for the implementation of those best practices in autism treatment, education, and services. She has two children, one of whom has autism.
Lawrence Korchnak is the Vice President of Development at Autism Society. The Autism Society’s efforts are focused on meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. The Autism Society promotes individual, parental and guardian choice to assure that people on the autism spectrum are treated with dignity and respect.
About The Mother Company:
The Mother Company is driven by the mission of “Helping Parents Raise Good People” with a comprehensive parenting advice website (TheMotherCo.com) and their “Ruby’s Studio” children’s imprint, which features line of award-winning videos – on DVD and Download – books, eBooks, apps, activity kits and more. In addition to helping children navigate social and emotional issues, The Mother Company helps parents find the tools and discussions to alleviate some of the stress of everyday parenting. The company’s website features world-renowned expert articles from the likes of parenting guru/authors Dr. Andrew Weil, Kim John Payne, Dr. Michele Borba, and Dr. Laura Berman, on topics of discipline, behavior, and family harmony. Additional information on The Mother Company can be found at www.TheMotherCo.com.