New York, NY, USA – September 1, 2022 – New Yorker and head of the NYC Autism Community Group, Richard Schreiber, has opened registration for the 2022 NYC Autism Tech, Innovation & Careers Expo. The expo is scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd at the M630 High School of Art & Design. Tickets to the public are free to attend.
Schreiber is the proud Father to a sixteen-year-old daughter who is autistic. Richard spent years trying to find the best supports for her, which initially included pharmaceutical and behavioral interventions. After several years, Richard’s daughter did not like these supports and was keen on alternative options.
“I took my daughter off her medications and as soon as we substituted essential oils, her life changed for the better,” says Schreiber. “We weren’t happy with the prescription drugs and therapies that focused on things she was fundamentally uncomfortable doing. My daughter actually said through tears at her elementary school graduation, ‘Daddy for six years, nobody wanted to be my friend’. I realized that I was doing the right thing by seeking better options for her, to become her total advocate, because mainstream autism supports wasn’t going to do it.”
Following Schreiber’s daughter’s remarkable transformation to self-acceptance, Mr. Schreiber is now sharing the positive support his daughter experienced with New York area families with autistic members. Schreiber has taken matters into his own hands and organized the inaugural Autism Tech, Innovation, & Careers Expo 2022 at the High School of Art and Design on October 22nd, 2022 – to highlight and showcase cutting-edge options.
Schreiber and the NYC Autism Community Group believe “current supports for autistic children are not good enough, our family found a better way, and so can you”.
Schreiber continued, “You owe it to your child or autistic family member to look at alternatives. That is what we want to offer through our inaugural Autism Tech, Innovation, & Careers Expo at The High School of Art and Design in NYC on October 22nd from 9am until 5pm.” Admission is free, with pre-registration at this link – NYC Autism Tech, Innovation & Career Expo Tickets, Sat, Oct 22, 2022 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-autism-tech-innovation-career-expo-tickets-264306657327).
The Expo will feature keynote speeches, panel discussions with global experts on key topics such as neurodiversity employment, use of technology in autism support and exhibitors who are ready and willing to listen and offer support and guidance. This is the perfect opportunity to unite the autism community of New York City and stand together for better supports for autistic children young and old across NYC.
For more information about the autism expo or the NYC Autism Community Group, contact Richard Schreiber at [email protected].