Beth El hosts lunch-and-learn about autism

Beth El - the Heights Synagogue will host an open lunch-and-learn, "The ABCs of Autism Spectrum Disorder: A First-Hand Account," on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the synagogue (3246 Desota Ave.).

Attendees will receive complimentary lunch and valuable information about autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The talk will be facilitated by Mia Buchwald Gelles, co-founder of Milestones Autism Resources, a nonprofit located in Warrensville Heights that works to improve the lives of individuals with autism.

Joining Gelles is Molly D. Dann-Pipinias, a young adult on the spectrum, who will share her personal insight as a member of the autism community. Dann is a part of the Milestones staff and also serves as a Goodlife Ambassador with the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

All members of the public are welcome. Lunch will be provided at 12:15 p.m.; the talk will begin at 1 p.m.

Beth El – The Heights Synagogue strives to build a vibrant Jewish community, welcoming all in participatory, traditional, egalitarian worship and learning.

Carol Bruml

Carol Bruml is the communications chair and newsletter editor for Beth El - The Heights Synagogue.

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Volume 12, Issue 1, Posted 11:01 AM, 01.02.2019