Cape Abilities to Participate In “Getting to Know You: Celebrating Joy in the World of Autism”

DENNIS, Mass., April 24, 2023 – Cape Abilities, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for individuals with disabilities on Cape Cod, is pleased to be participating in the event “Getting to Know You: Celebrating Joy in the World of Autism” on April 27th at the Cape Cinema in Dennis.

Featuring the works of photographer Kim Roderiques, the event is a celebratory close to Autism Acceptance Month, which honors the many ways that individuals with Autism uniquely enrich our community every day.

Cape Abilities President & CEO Kim McElholm, Vice President of Philanthropy & Engagement James Barnes, and Cape Abilities Farm team member Hank Svirsky will be among the panelists speaking at the event, bringing together voices from Cape Abilities programs and social enterprises.

Conversation about the gifts and challenges in the world of Autism will be facilitated by moderator Carol Kenner, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, retired; disability advocate, and parent of an individual supported by Cape Abilities.

The event will kick off at 7pm with honorary host Joseph Carr, Founder/Vintner of Josh Cellars.

Anyone interested in attending the event can purchase tickets through Cape Cinema by going to and selecting “Celebrating Joy in the World of Autism.” All proceeds from the event will benefit the presenting organizations: Cape Abilities, Friends Or Relatives With Autism & Related Disabilities (FORWARD), Dogs for Better Lives, and Special Abilities Fitness.

About Cape Abilities

Founded in 1968, Cape Abilities is a 501 (c) (3) Massachusetts nonprofit organization whose mission is to support individuals with disabilities by educating, counseling, providing residential, social, therapeutic and employment supports so as to empower individuals to achieve meaningful and valued roles in society. The organization serves all of Cape Cod and has program centers in Hyannis and Falmouth, and operates two social enterprises, Cape Abilities Farm in Dennis and Cape Abilities Thrift in West Yarmouth.

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