Meet our hosts and contributors:
Founder and Executive Director of Champion Autism Network, Becky Large (AKA Beckster), will be one of the hosts for Yes You CAN Talk. Becky embodies that “Yes You CAN” spirit. She has been leaping hurdles and breaking through barriers since creating CAN back in 2012: raising awareness, inspiring action, and providing a supportive network for families with children on the spectrum. Originally from Riverton, NJ, Becky is a business and marketing consultant, a natural speaker and an effective champion and advocate for autism awareness and inclusion. The Yes You CAN Talk talk show provides another outlet for this articulate “Voice for Autism” to inform, educate, entertain and grow the CAN community. Click here to connect with her on LinkedIn.
Host Michael Large (AKA Largie) is an autism dad, CAN board member and attorney whose practice focuses on special needs and elder law. Michael will share his personal and professional experience as a father of a high functioning autistic son and special needs advocate and attorney. His goal is to provide support and hope to the parents of those with autism. Click here to connect with him on LinkedIn.
Program Manager for Champion Autism Network and show host, Katie Kraft (AKA TBD), is a motivated and driven autism mom. Smart, engaging and funny, she is passionate about providing information and resources for those with autism and their families and will cover topics ranging from IEP support, therapy options and other support services locally and beyond. Katie hopes to help families learn more about what options are available to help them on their journey. Katie is married and has two children, one with autism. Click here to connect with her on LinkedIn.
Intriguing, provocative and philosophical-like no one I’ve ever met-Eden Alon (AKA Ched) shares his journey with life as a High Functioning Autistic individual. The segment’s title, Out of the Cave, comes from Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. Eden plans on illuminating us with his experience, perspective and commentary. Click here to connect with him on LinkedIn.
Contributor and sponsor, Nicole Young-Cline is the owner and director of Young Talkers, a speech therapy clinic established in Myrtle Beach in 2007. The speech-language pathologists at Young Talkers work with many children on the autism spectrum. Nicole is a tremendous asset to the autism community, supporting organizations for children with special needs. She is also involved with special needs ministries in local churches to provide these families an opportunity to attend church. Nicole will be talking about different therapies provided by Young Talkers and how they could be beneficial for children in the community including the families in the Champion Autism Network. Nicole is married and stays very busy with her two wonderful children. Click here to connect with her on LinkedIn.
It was great and informative! I believe the more people know about autism, the easier it will be for the community as a whole to accommodate this segment of our community. Thank you for an educational workshop.
- Wanda Forte, Chapin Library