In celebration of National Poetry Month, National Library Week, and Autism Awareness Month, Autism A to Z’s founder, Cynthia Patton, will host a special autism awareness event at the Livermore Civic Center Library, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Called Audacious April—A Celebration of Autism, Poetry and Libraries, the event will also feature Matteo Musso, a pre-verbal autistic teen who communicates and writes poetry (even a book!) through the use of a letter board.
If you have ever wanted to learn more about the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM), this is an excellent opportunity! Come experience it in person and learn more.
Don’t know what RPM is? Come and see for yourself. The Rapid Prompting Method has made an enormous difference for autistic individuals with no or limited verbal abilities such as Matteo and Cynthia’s daughter, Katie.
Cynthia will read selections from her book Across An Aqueous Moon: Travels in Autism (Finishing Line Press, 2016) as well as newer poems dealing with autism. She will also unveil a poem written in honor of our library. Matteo will read poems he wrote using RPM and has graciously offered to answer questions. Cynthia and Matteo will both have books available for sale.
Please join us for a very special event on April 12th!