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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Luis Bayardo


Luis Bayardo is a winning author of the 2015 Living Now Evergreen Award for Personal Growth. Currently his book, "Autism: A Dad's Journey" has enjoyed a Top-10 ranking in Europe in the category of Autism. He is the father of four children, two girls and two autistic boys. He has been married for 27 years to Dana Nymeyer. Together they have endured the ups and downs that come with raising special needs children.

Some of Luis' hobbies and interests are: participating in Special Olympic golf with both his boys, and officiating both baseball and basketball at the youth, high school, college and professional levels. Luis makes friends wherever he goes and enjoys speaking to families beginning their own personal journeys with their special needs children.

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Scheduled events:
Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction

Book:
Autism: A Dad's Journey
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Mercury HeartLink
August 2014
ISBN 9781940769165
Paperback, 190 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Autism: A Dad’s Journey is for all those struggling with the special needs diagnoses of their child. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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