Event Details:
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Press Conference to Announce May Institute’s Autism Public Awareness Campaign on MBTA Transit System

Throughout the month of April, MBTA subway, bus, and commuter rail passengers can learn more about autism spectrum disorders (ASD) thanks to an expanded, powerful public awareness campaign to be announced by May Institute at a press conference scheduled for Wednesday, March 31, at 11:00 a.m. South Station in Boston. The campaign is being made possible through the generosity of corporate sponsor LoJack and its LoJack SafetyNet service.

This year’s expanded campaign features new faces, stories, and facts. The most recent autism prevalence statistics announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) make this information more critical than ever before.

The press conference will include the following speakers: Heidi Howard, Chief of Business Development at May Institute; Richard A. Davey, General Manager of the MBTA and Rail and Transit Administrator of MassDOT; Barbara L’Italien, Massachusetts State Representative (D-Andover) and Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means; John Paul Marosy, General Manager of the LoJack SafetyNet; and Susan Wilczynski, Ph.D., BCBA, Executive Director, National Autism Center.

Families whose children are highlighted in the campaign, and in May Institute’s award-winning Faces and Voices of Autism photo exhibition, will be honored during the press conference for their contributions to the Institute’s awareness efforts. State legislators will recognize the families and present them with citations from the state.

We encourage you to join us at South Station to take part in the unveiling of our awareness campaign. To learn more about this event, please read the press advisory.