If you’ve been around autism long you will likely have met Lincoln’s Sharon da Vanport. Sharon has been a fierce advocate for the autism community and is the Executive Director of the Autism Women’s Network (AWN). Sharon is diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as well as parenting a child on the autism spectrum. You can learn more at www.autismwomensnetwork.org.
Sharon recently received an invitation to the White House to celebrate the 20th anniversary commemorating the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act! AWN realizes this rare opportunity to represent autistic females on a national level, therefore they are raising funds to off set the cost of this trip. They have almost reached their goal but if anyone is interested in making a donation to assist them with these costs they can do so by visiting their web site at www.autismwomensnetwork.org . This is a great opportunity for them to raise autism awareness at this special White House event that will be held on July 26th!
Congratulations Sharon and AWN!