Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month: Pulling Back the Curtain

PULLING BACK THE CURTAIN: The Good, The Ugly, The REAL of a Journey with Disabilities

Tuesday, February 5 | 7:00pm
Dwares JCC | 401 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence
No cost to attend

Whitney Ellenby, author of Autism Uncensored, dives fearlessly into sensitive topics so many experience but are afraid to speak aloud—revealing the private disgrace and self-blame about having a “defective” child and how she comes to terms with her son’s diagnosis. Rather than another “miraculous breakthrough” story, she provides an unflinching, real-time portal into the mind of a parent who adopted extraordinary and unorthodox methods to advocate for her child.
While Ellenby’s story focuses on her experience parenting a child with Autism, her methods apply to all those impacted by disabilities.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

For more information, contact Larry Katz at lkatz@jewishallianceri.org or 401.421.4111 ext. 179.
To RSVP, contact Lynne Bell at lbell@jewishallianceri.org or 401.421.4111 ext. 100.

About the author:
Whitney Ellenby is a former US Department of Justice, Disability Rights attorney and proud parent of a son with Autism. She is the founder of “Autism Ambassadors,” a charitable venture which provides recreational events for over 600 families in Maryland and surrounding areas, including a Sensory-Friendly showing of the world-famous “Gazillion Bubbles Show.” She and her “Ambassador events” have been featured on local TV news, the Washington Post, the Bethesda Gazette, and Bethesda Magazine.

Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month: Pulling Back the Curtain

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