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October 13th is the CoP ASD/DD Virtual Gathering
Hope: High Expectations Across the Lifespan

This day is a partnership with CESA #1, Milwaukee Urban Autism Summit and Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin

Registration is open!

We welcome Lola Dada-Olley speaking on Hope: High Expectations Across the Lifespan 

Lola Dada-Olley is an attorney, disability inclusion advocate, mom, wife, and podcast host. Lola is the older sister to an autistic man and the mom to both a son and a daughter on the autism spectrum. She chronicled her family’s multi-generational autism journey with the launch of the “Not Your Mama’s Autism” podcast in 2020. Part audio memoir/part interview-style podcast, Lola touches on topics such as societal stigma, culture, the intersection of race and disability, healthcare, community policing, and corporate disability inclusion efforts. She is also on the board of directors of two nonprofit organizations centered on increasing access to healthcare, community support, and/or vocational opportunities for people with disabilities. In June 2021, Lola started writing a monthly column for, a division of Healthline Media, titled "The Caregiver Chronicles", that takes a deeper dive into her personal account of lifetime caregiving. Lola also gave the TEDx talk in 2021, titled “Your Path is Your Purpose,” where she explains how a series of seemingly disjointed life events led her to where she is today.

We also welcome a dynamic family panel of Rechelle Chaffee, Daysi Jimenez and Ida Winters discussing their experiences with Hope and High Expectations

Agenda for October 13th

8:30-9:00am Welcome and Introduction
9:00-10:00 am Lola Dada-Olley "Hope: High Expectations Across the Lifespan"
10:00-10:15am Q&A with Lola Dada-Olley
10:15-10:30am Break
10:30-11:30am Family Panel
11:30-11:45am Q&A with Family Panelists

This gathering is free but you must register to receive the Zoom link.

Registration is open!

We hope you can join us!

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