Author Aaron Likens speaks on living with autism
October 02, 2013 at 07:00 PM
As part of the National Autism Awareness Tour, author Aaron Likens, author of "Finding Kansas: Living and Decoding Asperger's Syndrome" will speak at Concordia University Chicago on Wednesday, October 2 in the Oak Park-River Forest Room of the Koehneke Community Center at 7 p.m.
Aaron Likens, an accomplished public speaker, published author, avid blogger and remarkable individual was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome – a high-functioning form of autism – at age 20.
Now 30 and a recipient of the prestigious Mental Health Champion award given by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Aaron has found an opportunity to share with the world how the Autism Spectrum Disorder mind works through his position as Life Skills’ Autism Ambassador.
Having been diagnosed later in life, Aaron is committed to “the race for autism awareness and understanding,” advocating for early intervention services, and to helping our community better understand autism – how it feels, how individuals face unique issues and challenges, and how to interact with someone on the autism spectrum.
His inspirational message is full of laughter, tears and hope and promises to leave a lasting impression on all ages.