Easter Seals hosts series of events for autism awareness month

Easter Seals of SE Wisconsin will host a variety of different events throughout the month of April as part of its Autism awareness month campaign.
The organization kicked off the month with an Act for Autism Night with the Milwaukee Admirals on Friday, April 1.According to Easter Seals SE Wisconsin, chief executive officer, Robert Glowacki, the campaign is focused on supporting children with autism, because early support means more opportunities for families when the child is grown.
“Without services provided by Easter Seals, a parent may need to quit a job losing all the training and experience a business has invested in that employee,” Glowacki said. “Related stress and care giving increases missed days from work and decreased productivity.  Easter Seals delivery of autism and respite service are not just “nice” for our community to have, but our vital in providing support so parents’ can continue to work, reduce stress on a marriage and be involved in the lives of their other children and extended families.”
Jeff Callen, president and owner of National Baking Co, has an adult son with autism and also has two employees with family members with autism. National Bakery is one of several community partners for the organization’s Autism Awareness month.
Throughout April visitors can donate a dollar to receive a handmade autism puzzle piece pin and a coupon at all participating National Bakery and CVS Pharmacy locations.
On Tuesday, April 12 Easter Seals will host a “Blu-tender Battle” at Blu at the Pfister Hotel to benefit Autism Awareness. ESPN radio host, Steve “the Homer” True and KLH Radio personality Kevin Brandt will battle for tips from 6 to 8 p.m.
Rock Bottom Brewery, in Milwaukee will also host a Watering the Lily Party on Thursday April 16 in its Bottoms Up Bar. For $25 guests will receive two free Lily Lager beers and an appetizer bar, $15 of each ticket will benefit Easter Seals Autism services. Througout the month of April, 25 cents of each purchase of Lily Lager, Rock Bottom Brewery’s best selling light beer, will be donated to Easter Seals Autism Services as well. For more information on upcoming Autism Awareness events throughout the month of April visit www.eastersealswise.com

Pictured are: National Child Representative, Kyle Mayer and his mom Stephanie Gordon with Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin CEO Bob Glowacki (on right).

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