Illuminating Autism: Celebrating Artists
6th Annual Benefit & Auction
Saturday, January 29, 2022
6:30 pm - Pre-Show Reception
7:00 pm - Live Program
Imagine being able to help children and parents navigate through the challenges of autism. Or realize that your efforts helped advance groundbreaking research to improve interventions and create new programs. Or know that your gift helped a child enjoy the simple pleasures of summer camp.
The UW Autism Center’s 6th annual benefit event, Illuminating Autism, provides the opportunity to achieve all of these dreams and more.
Come join our growing community of supporters to celebrate and enjoy presentations highlighting the Center’s impact while having fun and participating in live and silent auctions
Jonathan Chase - Author, Musician, Advocate
Diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of fourteen, Jonathan Chase is an advocate, author, and mentor to young adults on the Autism Spectrum. He has worked in the Autism field since 2008, partnering with agencies, nonprofit organizations, and families to spread a message of understanding and awareness. Based in Portland, Oregon, Jonathan travels the country as a presenter, teaching about autism awareness, understanding, and how to better support individuals on the spectrum in the home, classroom, and community. His book “From Surviving to Thriving” is a guide to creating a more inclusive classroom through practical accommodations. With over twenty years of experience as a professional musician, he brings a unique approach to the world of autism supports.
University of Washington Autism Center
Center on Human Development and Disability
Kathryn Larson, Director of Operations