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A Mother's Guide Through Autism

Author presentation and panel discussion on Autism, Neurodiversity, Services and Support | Author presentation and Panel Q&A | Generously sponsored by the Angela and Scott Jaggar Foundation | Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 7pm

Landmark on Main Street Conversations on Main Street with The Nicholas Center and Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman, Mariann Dalimonte present,

A Mother’s Guide Through Autism

Author presentation and Panel Q&A


Landmark on Main Street, The Nicholas Center and Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman Mariann Dalimonte present “A Mother’s Guide Through Autism…Autism, Neurodiversity, Services and Support” on October 24 at 7pm. This free event feature author Brigitte Shipman and her new book, as well as a Q&A panel with other accomplished professionals that work closely with the autistic community.


Moderator: Stella L. Spanakos, Co-Founder, The Nicholas Center


1. Brigitte Shipman, Author
2. Dr. Amorita Snow, Pediatrician
3. Dale A. Coffin Ed.D, OTR/L, Clinical Associate Professor and Chairperson, Occupational Therapy Program, Stony Brook University
4. Jeremy Schachunes, Associate Executive Director of Programming, The Nicholas Center

This is a FREE event for the public! Register for FREE here.

Can’t make it? Our event will be livestreamed! Just register using the link above.

For additional questions, please contact Amanda Kowalczuk at amanda@landmarkonmainstreet.org

The Nicholas Center has revolutionized the way Autistic adults learn, live and work. The Port Washington-based non-profit acts as agents of change to inspire, encourage and motivate communities to include Autistic individuals in all facets of life and word. The organization supports individuals to learn critical life skills, improve social and communication abilities, gain meaningful vocational training, and engage in community projects.In 2020, the organization expanded services to Westchester County, NY. For more information: TNCNewYork.org

Councilwoman Mariann Dalimonte serves the 6th District in the Town of North Hempstead. A 4th generation Port Washington resident, her love of the community has been reflected in her passionate engagement with local organizations, including The Nicholas Center. Mariann’s service evolved to also include key roles in important organizations that achieved significant successes for the community and its residents. More importantly, she built a reputation for bringing people together.


About the Authors:

Brigitte Shipman is an author, speaker, life coach, and mother to her two adult sons. She helps moms of autistic kids move from grief, heartbreak, and feeling lost so that they can be joyful, resilient, and fully present with their kids on the spectrum. She was an educator in the public school system for more than 20 years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.

Joseph Shipman was born in 1992 in Mountain Home, AR. Despite grim predictions by some medical professionals following his autism diagnosis, Joseph has thrived in his life garnering recognition for his work at radio stations.



Brigitte & Joseph have co-authored A Mother’s Guide Through Autism/Through the Eyes of the Guided (available on Amazon) to offer hope, knowledge, and inspiration to mothers raising children with autism. You can find out more on mothersguidethroughautism.com.

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