Here at RT Autism Awareness, we are committed to educating the public on autism spectrum disorders. This includes connecting local organizations with speakers who have experience and expertise with autism spectrum disorders. Whether you need a professional expert, or a parent or an adult sibling of a person with autism, we can most likely connect you with a speaker who can meet your needs. In 2017, RTAAF provided or helped arrange speakers to present to Rochester Public Schools staff, University of Minnesota Rochester Occupational Therapy Students, and for local law enforcement. We also organized several educational sessions that were open to the public, including Disability Policy Forums with Legislators, and a Special Needs Estate Planning Seminar presented by a local attorney. All educational sessions that are geared toward caregivers, educational institutions or non profit organizations are FREE.
RT Autism Awareness Foundation also provides unpaid internships for academic credit for students in Health Sciences, Social Work and others.