Former first lady Rosalynn Carter will visit Orange County on Saturday, Sept. 17, to speak at a national conference about autism. The third annual Summit on Autism, hosted by Irvine-based Kids Institute for Development and Advancement (KiDA), will be held at UCI’s Bren Events Center. Carter will give the keynote address on the impact of autism on the entire family.
“We hope that we can have a positive impact on both the awareness of autism and the potential solutions to help families impacted by autism in California and nationwide,” said Fariborz Maseeh, KiDA’s founder and a parent dealing with autism.
The former first lady founded the Carter Center Mental Health Task Force and has written three books advocating positive changes in the mental health field. Following her speech, she will sign her new book, “Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis.”
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