PARIS — Western Maine University and Community College Center will participate as a host location in a videoconference among parents and primary caregivers for children and young adults who live with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. The videoconference, “Parents Talk Autism,” will be presented by the Maine Autism Alliance from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Friday, April 29.

The Maine Autism Alliance was founded to help people on the autism spectrum and their families. MAA is a nonprofit, grassroots organization led by University of Maine at Augusta alumnus Heidi Bowden, who is the parent of a child with autism.

“This statewide meeting will allow parents the opportunity to discuss the challenges and needs of their families and will help the alliance work to meet those needs,” said Bowden.

The alliance regularly offers social and activity groups for youth, teens and adults, including parent seminars that focus on ways to enrich the unique experience of raising a child with autism.

For more information about the Maine Autism Alliance, visit or call 626-3042. To learn more about the April 29 videoconference, contact WMUCC at 743-9322.

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