Laurie Bowen 

Autism and Related Needs


While I am not a parent, I connect with parents every day regarding their child and autism and the way it impacts their family, and have for the past 16 years. I act in an advocacy role for those who may feel isolated, misunderstood or have a difficulty communicating their needs due to some of the difficulties that can arise from Autism Spectrum Disorder. I’m a strong supporter of the community café model, as it gives parents a voice and is an incredibly empowering tool for forward action and increased access to support from those around them.