Fifth annual autism conference held in Marshfield
Group works toward new sensory building
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Anger Me Not Foundation and PIER WI hosted “Embracing the Future with Possibilities” featuring Travis Monson of Facebook’s Aspergers Experts on Feb. 23, at the Marshfield Holiday Inn and Convention Center. The event was the fifth of its kind held in Marshfield.
The event delivered “a full day of information about the need for sensory input, how to remove them from ‘defense mode’ and how to motivate the ‘unmotivated,’” along with a resource panel consisting of resource and service providers.
Over 150 parents, caregivers, and professionals attended Monson’s encouraging presentation about autism from a personal perspective.
Laura Binder, founder of Anger Me Not Foundation, also launched her fundraising plans to open a sensory building for people with disabilities on the south side of Marshfield – “The Anger Me Not Sensory Station.”
The first fundraiser, “Raise Your Glass,” will be held on July 27 at Bakerville Bar & Grill. All proceeds will be used to finalize the purchase of the sensory building, located at 1909 S. Central Ave, Marshfield, and pay for needed renovations and sensory equipment.
For more information, visit Anger Me Not Foundation Inc. on Facebook.