Autism Awareness Events at Bedford Playhouse | Northern Westchester Moms

Bedford Playhouse recently announced some programming they will be offering around Autism Awareness Week. Their curated programming lineup is aimed at inspiring our community to gain a deeper understanding of Autism and celebrate the uniqueness of every individual. Join us for these engaging virtual programs.


Autism Awareness Events at Bedford Playhouse


Autism 101 w/ Q&A

A brief talk on how autism may present itself and how it is currently diagnosed and treated. Presented by Dr. Stephen Kanne (Weill-Cornell)


Wednesday, April 14 @ 7:00pm: Art & Autism

Our panel of experts will explore the relationship between Art and Autism as we discuss alternative learning spaces, community engagement, and best practices.

Panelists: Melanie Adsit (Guggenheim), Larissa Kunynskyj (Theatre Development Fund), and Aliza Greenberg (Teaching Artist at CO/LAB); Moderated by Dr. Michelle Gorenstein (Mt. Sinai)


Thursday, April 15 @ 7:00pm: Let’s Talk: Mental Health Series

Depression & Anxiety in the Autism Community

Depression and anxiety are prevalent in all communities, but for people on the Autism spectrum they can often be amplified and go untreated. Join leading experts in the field as we discuss this very timely and important topic.

Panelists: Dr. Michelle Gorenstein (Mt. Sinai), (check website for updated panelists)

Moderated by Dr. Cassandra Rutledge Newsom (University of Birmingham)


Friday, April 16 @ 7:00pm: Virtual Cinema/Q&A: Best Summer Ever

Best Summer Ever is the first film of its kind… simply put, its stars and crew are made up of people of all abilities, and the quality of production is pure Hollywood. Join us for the East Coast Premiere of this amazing film that will lift your spirits and warm your heart. Q&A follows the film.

Produced by Zeno Mountain Farm and premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX in 2020.

Panelists: Will Halby (Zeno Mountain Farm founder), (check website for updated panelists)


Saturday, April 16 @ 3:00pm: Autism & Adulthood

As young adults with autism approach the age of 22, how do we support their meaningful engagement in our shared communities? Our panel looks at the many ways organizations are helping to provide the skills and resources necessary for these young adults to succeed.

Panelists: Patricia Wright (NEXT for Autism), Tibby Guzman (ARC of Westchester),


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