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DDI Radio Show Topic: DDI Alumna Christine Ponzio

Our guest tomorrow is DDI alumna Christine Ponzio. The former Director of DDI’s Young Autism Program, and more recently the Director of Communications, Christine now serves as the Executive Director of the Winters Center for Autism (WCFA), a non-profit affiliated with the Winters Family Foundation.

The Center has been described as a dynamic partnership dedicated to shoring up the huge gap in services and opportunities for adults with autism. In that respect, it shares in the good work in which DDI has been engaged for so many years. The WCFA addresses this need by identifying skills and talents of participants and matching them with businesses and organizations open to creating jobs for capable and trained employees. It is expected that this initiative will foster a “kinder and more inclusive Long Island community.”

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Keeping an Eye on Autism and Giving a Voice to its Long Island Community.

Heard every Saturday at 10:00 am on LI News Radio 103.9, ‘DDI on Autism‘ is a 30-minute show that shares and explores all relevant issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is dedicated to the thousands of people on Long Island who live and work with the condition on a daily basis.

Join host Clinical Psychologist Dr. Michael Romas as he engages New York’s leading autism professionals in thought-provoking conversation to inspire, inform, and support families and individuals living with an autism spectrum disorder.

Dr. Michael Romas is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been involved in the support and treatment of persons with developmental disabilities for more than 30 years. His diverse experience brings a unique perspective from multiple domains inclusive of treatment education options. Explore early childhood issues, planning for adulthood, school and community opportunities, and the many general issues that can help guide and facilitate an understanding of ASD diagnosis and its many implications for Long Islanders.

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