/ Modified sep 16, 2020 7:59 p.m.

Author Craig Johnson talks about Sheriff Walt Longmire's "Next to Last Stand".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Real talk about living with autism, from some folks in our community who have first-hand experience.

autism walk logo hero Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Autism Walk and Resource Fair will occur online on Saturday, September 26.

Arizona Spotlight

September 17, 2020

NPR

Featured on the September 17th, 2020 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • This week, explore some of the untold stories of living with autism, from people in our community who have first-hand experience. From understanding that first diagnosis, to learning to see the world in a new way, they share heartfelt stories about their lives.

The participants are Brie Seward, Jeff Vogan, Hattie Groskind, and Diane Kent, representing the Autism Society of Southern Arizona. The Society’s 14th annual Autism Virtual Walk and Interactive Resource Fair - with exhibitors and live discussion panels - is happening online Saturday, September 26th. Information, registration, and ways to donate are all available at as-az.org.

Listen to the complete 2020 Autism Society round table discussion:

hattie groskind autism hero Hattie Groskind (with a friend) is the Development and Engagement Coordinator at Social Venture Partners Tucson. She is an autism self-advocate who sits on the board of the Autism Society of Southern Arizona.
brie seward autism hero Brie Seward (with some friends) is the executive director of the Autism Society of Southern Arizona.
jeff vogan autism spotlight Jeff Vogan (back row, 2nd from right - with some friends) is the president & CEO of Premiere Retirement Planning & Wealth Management, and is the father of an adult daughter who has severe autism and epilepsy. Jeff has been the Title Sponsor of the Southern Arizona Autism Walk for the last three years.
diane kent unsized spotlight Diane Kent (with a friend) is the director of EDvance, a program designed to offer professional development for educators who work with students with disabilities.

The Poisoned Pen bookstore in Scottsdale presents Craig Johnson and some of his TV friends as part of a virtual event next week, celebrating the release of the latest Walt Longmire novel, Next to Last Stand. It’s happening on Tuesday, September 22, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

craig johnson horse spotlight Mystery writer Craig Johnson (on the right - with a friend) at his ranch in Ucross, Wyoming
Courtesy Craig Johnson
Longmire Season 1 spotlight "Longmire" premiered on the A&E Network on June 3, 2012, with Robert Taylor in the title role
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