Local Mothers Create Autism Awareness, Advocacy Group

Three local moms have started a group focused on autism awareness and advocacy. Founders Carrie Jessey, Merrie Maxon and Megan Wilberg D’Angelo have created AMPED (Autistic Mothers Powered Educating Differences) driven to help provide opportunities for children, families and providers, and stakeholders who can all be a piece of the puzzle for creating a world with increased awareness and acceptance.

“As you can see, we are a group of amped mothers hoping to open opportunities to our families and friends and anyone with the desire to learn more about autism with us,” D’Angelo wrote in an email. “We hope to create outing opportunities and provide some education, strategies, support through group discussion, and more.”

The AMPED group is holding its first group meeting Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at 72 Main St., Randolph, in the Town Hall Conference Room.

At this meeting, the group will determine what some of the interests and needs of the group may be. Some topics of discussion will be possible outings and education sessions.