Autism Advocacy Day

Join us for AFAM’s 16th Annual (and 1st Virtual) Autism Advocacy Day

Equitable Access to Care During Covid-19 and

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
via Zoom Webinar
and Facebook Live

Register here to receive the required Zoom link.
Questions? Contact Kathleen Amaral at (781) 891-6270, Ext 102 or via email at,

10:00 Program begins
Welcome: Michael Borr, Chairman, AFAM
Tribute to Judy Zacek
Emcees: Heather Hegedus (Boston 25 News morning anchor) and
Reggie Williams (self-advocate)
Autism Advocacy Month Proclamation
EOHHS Secretary MaryLou Sudders: Access to Care During COVID-19
What a Wonderful World – Vocals by Anelise Diamond Merrihew (self-advocate)
Distinguished Legislator of the Year: Representative Paul Tucker
Safety in Our Community Award: Jerry McDermott
Life with Covid and Young Adult Twins with Autism: Una Jain Basak
Covid-19 Service Award: Representative Jon Santiago
AFAM Member Organizations: Video tribute
Budgetary and Legislative updates/Virtual Call to Action:
Maura Sullivan, Director, Government Affairs, The Arc of MA
Acknowledgements/Thank Yous: Michael Borr
11:00 Program Concludes