National Drowning Prevention Alliance Educational Conference 2017

My cousin Beth Dilg was in town a few weeks ago to attend and present at the National Drowning Prevention Alliance’s Educational Conference in Pittsburgh. I’m so blessed that we live close enough to Pittsburgh that she asked me if she could stay with us and I was blessed as I drove her into town everyday for the conference.

Beth’s presentation was on “Drowning in the Autism Community” and her co-presenter was Wendy Fournier, President of the National Autism Association. Beth’s bio line for the presentation reads: “Beth Dilg has worked on raising the awareness of the danger of autism and wandering after her daughter with autism drowned in 2011. Beth Dilg had worked with the National Autism Association and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in her efforts to use her personal loss of her daughter to help prevent other families from enduring the loss of a child with autism to drowning.”

See some of Beth and Savannah’s story here:

http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/articles/2015/6/4/autism-children-bolting-deadly.html

 

 

 

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