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Monday, April 8, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
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Bayou City Event Center
9401 Knight Rd
Houston, TX 77045

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Sarah Beasley
Avondale House

Luncheon Co-Chairs 

Dr. Meena Wadhwa and Dr. Scott Parazynski

Luncheon Host Committee

Caroline and Jean-Pierre Baizan

Ryn and Russell Bowers

Mary Weldon and Guy Buckley

Diane and John Chaney

Lulu and David DeAnda

Lorrie and Mike Foreman

Lauren and Dr. Jeff Friedman

Rosi and Jorge Hernandez

Ann and Greg Hill

Kerri Lynn and Tommy Inglesby

Colleen and John Kotts

Harriet and Truett Latimer

Debbie and Shawn McMahon

Melva and Richard Meronek

Dr. Marjory and Dr. Jim Nigro

Sue and Ted Oldham

Debbie and Tom Pacholder

Gail Parazynski

Louise and Bob Parsley

Ann Turnbach and Dr. Steve Ullrich

Cristina and Steve Vetrano

Suzanne and Tom Williams

Stacie and Tim Williamson


Challenging Autism Luncheon

We invite you to join Avondale House for its annual fundraising luncheon featuring special guest speaker, Ron Suskind.

Avondale House is a Houston non-profit that provides individuals with autism the resources, education, and training to develop to their fullest potential.

This year's program will feature author and journalist, Ron Suskind. Suskind’s works are frequently characterized by his passion for giving a voice to the voiceless. This is evident in his most recent best-seller, Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism. Life, Animated tells the story of his youngest son, Owen, who, after being diagnosed with autism, found a way to reengage with the world around him. Seizing upon Owen’s love of animated Disney movies, the Suskind family re-enacted the films with him, pioneering a now-widely acknowledged method of emulative communication known as Affinity Therapy. He is also the Founder and CEO of Sidekicks for Autism, which provides a free education app that helps parents deeply connect and communicate with their children with autism.

We hope you will join us as we celebrate another year of serving those affected by autism.



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