Noted Speakers: Dana Commandatore
“Critical Issues for the Autistic Community and Parent/Family Allies”
Dana Commandatore is an advertising director, author, disability advocate and mother to an autistic boy. Commandatore and her husband Michael Broderick started RethinkingAutism.com in 2009 to change the media conversation about autism from causation and cure to improving the quality of life of autistic individuals.
In 2006 Dana wrote and published Michelangelo the Diver—a book dedicated to parents of kids of special needs to always remember to keep dreaming for your children. She travels to disability conferences and festivals to help promote a more positive view of autism and blogs to bring attention to disability rights issues.