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Group Seeks To Educate Teachers, Caretakers On Autism

Posted at 5:31 PM, Feb 08, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – An organization in Lexington is working to raise awareness for those who work with and care for individuals with autism.

The “My Autism Tribe” group recently launched a podcast with weekly episodes to feature various autism advocates including family, caregivers, and educators. This is a Lexington based group that was formed to connect and support all autism advocates.

“The autism community is so hungry for any resources that may amplify their voices. I knew it was important to create My Autism Tribe as a sounding board for other advocates, and as an outlet to make all united without fear of criticism,” states founder and autism mom, Susan Scott. “My Autism Tribe supports, nurtures, and empowers the autism community.”

Scott cites the multiple recent occurrences involving teachers and students with autism. Since August of 2018, there have been five incidents involving a teacher dragging or laying hands on an autistic student in the state of Kentucky alone.

For more information on the organization and podcast, click here.