Spanish-language autism expert to take Chicago families’ questions

A Spanish-speaking autism expert will answer questions from Chicago families at a special event on Feb. 10.

Emily Iland, author of Autism Spectrum Disorders from A to Z: Assessment, Diagnosis and More, will be at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington) on Feb. 10. The talk is the latest effort of the Red Kite Project, an ongoing series of education and awareness events around autism from the Chicago Children’s Theater’s.

The project, which hosted last Sunday’s kite-flying event in Millennium Park, culminates in today’s premiere of Red Kite Roundup, a multisensory, interactive show designed specially for kids with autism. The show, which first premiered in 2008, runs through Feb. 20 at the theater’s stage at Jay Pritzker Pavilion, with a second run March 5 – 11 at NorthShore University in Evanston.


  • Thursday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. – noon
  • Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.
  • First Floor Garland Room (Speaker) and Claudia Cassidy Theater (Film Screening)
  • Program will be repeated in English from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

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