The Autism Caring Center announces open registration for Mother’s Day Conference and Retreat
Local non-profit, the Autism Caring Center, has announced open registration for it’s Mother’s Day Conference and Retreat for 2023. The retreat, held at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh PA, will kick off Friday, April 21st at 6:00pm. The conference will begin at 8:00 am on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023.
The Mother’s Day Conference and Retreat formerly the “Mother’s Day Brunch,” began as a one-day event to provide mothers of children with autism and related disabilities the access to resources, as well as opportunities to connect and relax. Due to annual high response to the event, it will now enter its 2nd year as a two-day retreat.
The Autism Caring Center was founded in 2017 to fill gaps in the special needs community. The non-profit now serves Pittsburgh and surrounding areas by providing resources, advocacy, training, and support for families. Since officially opening the doors to its facility in 2021, the ACC has offered social opportunities for families, educational workshops, support groups and training to local organizations and schools.
Kelly Cain, executive director of the ACC says, “The Autism Caring Center is designed to serve the community, fulfil the needs of not just individuals but the families that care for them. It is a hub to connect with others, access resources and feel less alone.”
At the Mother’s Day Conference and Retreat, attendees will have opportunities to connect with others and take part in informational workshops focused on self-care and educational resources.
The Keynote speaker will be Kate Swenson, the founder of Finding Cooper’s Voice and nonprofit, The More Than Project, is a mother to four kids, a wife, and a proud Minnesotan. She writes and creates videos regularly about her life as a mother and an autism advocate for Facebook, Instagram, and her website, Finding Coopers Voice Her book, Forever Boy, A Mother’s Memoir of Autism and Finding Joy, is available now and highlights the transformation that she went through after her son’s diagnosis.
“Mothers of children with autism and related disabilities often struggle making meaningful connections,” says Cain. “A day filled with therapy, advocating and caring for their children is not something every parent can relate to. The Mother’s Day Retreat and Conference will offer the chance for moms to connect with others who just get it.”
The goal of the Mother’s Day Brunch is to end this isolation.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.autismcaringcenter.com.
The Autism Caring Center’s mission is “to enhance the lives of individuals and families by working diligently to provide support, resources, advocacy and offer training to community businesses to raise awareness and acceptance.”