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By Lacey Gardner

Wellsville’s Kate Martelle and Louise Masin Sattler will be speakers at the 1st World Autism Summit

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ARC Angels will perform “Born to be Brave” to open the summit

The 1st World Autism Summit is September 25th-October 1st

By Andrew Harris

“Autism”, is a loosely used word that has very direct impacts on our communities and families. The term may sometimes seem abstract but the mission to serve those with that diagnosis is anything but for Kate Martelle and family. The Martelle family has been delivering direct care to her nephew for over twenty years and Kate has instructed many autistic students at her Martelle Dance Academy.

Martelle is in a very unique position to be part of this summit. She is proud to say that:

My parents and I have been raising my nephew who has autism for 21 years and I’ve taught dance to students with neurodiversity for 19 years.

About the Summit from Worldautismsummit.org:

Please join our 50+ dynamic professionals who will inspire and generate conversations to move the needle of understanding the fastest way possible around the autism and neurodiversity movement.  This summit will have many great take-aways, free downloads, resources, and giveaways! A wonderful opportunity to join the discussion, ask questions of our experts, and connect with people from around the globe!

The summit is completely virtual and free! CE credits are available for those who need it for work. It’s seven days of Keynote Speakers and Expert Panelist discussing topics about Autism from early intervention through adult years. There will also be sensory friendly movies and game nights. The Arc Angels dance team is kicking off the summit with their award winning performance of “Born to be Brave”.

“I will be speaking on a live expert panel on Day 7 (Oct 1st). And I have a pre-recorded talk on grief and loss being aired as well. Wellsville native (currently residing in CA) Louise Masin Sattler is a Keynote Speaker for the event. She is speaking on emergency service training for autism. There are well know speakers such as Temple Grandin, a prominent figure in the autism community,” explained Martelle.

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