Whitney Ellenby: Pulling Back the Curtain

Top Pick February 5, 2019 Providence Free
Whitney Ellenby (Courtesy photo)
Whitney Ellenby (Courtesy photo)

Join the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island and New England Yachad for “Pulling Back the Curtain: The Good, the Ugly, the REAL of a Journey with Disabilities.”

In her book “Autism Uncensored,” Whitney Ellenby dives fearlessly into sensitive topics so many experience but are afraid to speak aloud—revealing the private disgrace and self-blame about having a “defective” child and how she comes to terms with her son’s diagnosis.

Rather than another “miraculous breakthrough” story, she provides an unflinching, real-time portal into the mind of a parent who adopted extraordinary and unorthodox methods to advocate for her child.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

While Ellenby’s story focuses on her experience parenting a child with autism, her methods apply to all those impacted by disabilities.

Whitney Ellenby is a former U.S. Department of Justice disability rights attorney and proud parent of a son with autism. She is the founder of Autism Ambassadors, a charitable venture that provides recreational events for over 600 families in Maryland and surrounding areas, including a sensory-friendly showing of the world-famous “Gazillion Bubbles Show.” She and her ambassador events have been featured on local TV news and in The Washington Post, The Bethesda Gazette and Bethesda Magazine.

For more information, contact Larry Katz at lkatz@jewishallianceri.org or 401-421-4111 ext. 179. To RSVP, contact Lynne Bell at lbell@jewishallianceri.org or 401-421-4111 ext. 100.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island
401 Elmgrove Ave
Providence, RI 02906
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