Autism Resource Fair

We would like to invite you to Douglas County’s very first Autism Resource Fair organized by Family Support Council, Melissa Blosser and Bailey Gumm. Melissa Blosser is a Family Support Council Board Member and mother to a son on the Autism Spectrum.  Bailey Gumm is a Douglas County resident and sibling to a brother on the Autism Spectrum.  The pair have joined together in collaboration with Family Support Council to facilitate the event. This event will provide parents, caretakers and those on the Spectrum an opportunity to connect with autism resources and providers in our region. The fair will be held in the Douglas County Community and Senior Center on April 4, 2020 from 1- 4:00 PM.  We are actively soliciting participation.

The purpose of the resource fair will be to provide a forum in which families affected by autism can access the resources of state, county, and local organizations. Participating groups could include:

  • Medical professionals
  • Therapists
  • Advocates
  • Therapy dogs
  • First Responders
  • Service clubs
  • State services
  • Information regarding legal Guardianship
  • Recreation

“As a mother of a son on the spectrum,I understand what it can be like to navigate the system. As a sibling of a brother on the spectrum growing up in Douglas County, Bailey has also seen the challenges facing our community for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We felt it was important to join together with Family Support Council to further help and support those affected by autism in Douglas County, providing a one stop shop to accessing resources.”- Melissa Blosser

This is the first Resource Fair and we are hoping to make it a success.  We ask that if you are interested you please notify us no later than March 1, 2020.  Booth spaces will be 10×10 and free of charge. We also plan to have a sensory station for kids during the event.  We are open to all vendors and anything which may support those on the Autism Spectrum.

Please email Melissa Blosser at [email protected] if you are interested in participating.  

We thank you for your time and consideration.

Melissa Blosser & Bailey Gumm

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