Lake Erie College presents “Our Spectrum on the Spectrum: From Uncertainty to Purpose”


On Thursday, November 17, David Petrovic and Sandy Petrovic will visit Lake Erie College to present “Our Spectrum on the Spectrum: From Uncertainty to Purpose,” a special event highlighting the challenges and blessings of living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The event will take place from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Tracy H. Dickinson ’78 Lecture Hall in Austin Hall of Science and is free and open to the public.

David Petrovic is a 23-year-old author, actor, singer and motivational speaker. He graduated cum laude in 2015 with a B.A. in middle childhood education. In this presentation, David will explain the challenges and blessings of his Autism Spectrum Disorder (formerly called Asperger’s) and will share the lessons he has learned that changed his life…and could impact yours. Sandy Petrovic, RN, BSN, CDE, David’s mother and co-author, will be there to provide an insightful introduction.

This impactful presentation is of interest to people or families affected by autism or differences; educators, clinicians and service provides; and anyone seeking to learn more about autism or creating purpose out of hardships.

Following the presentation and a Q&A session, there will be a panel event featuring David and Sandy alongside Mrs. Lannie Davis-Frecker, M.Ed., President of Julie Billiart School; Beth Anne Martin, Ph.D., Clinical Child Psychologist at Cleveland Clinic Solon Family Health Center; and Dr. Katie Krammer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Special Education at Lake Erie College.

A book sale and signing for Expect a Miracle: A Mother/Son Asperger Journey of Determination and Triumph will conclude the evening. The book will be available at a discounted price of $20, tax included (cash or check only).

Please visit to reserve your seat. This event is sponsored by Lake Erie College, the Lake Erie College Honors Program, Autism Speaks, Milestones Autism Resources, Morse Van Lines, Barrington Homes, Aire Serv of Mentor, Lake Business Products and Consolidated Investments Corporation.

For more information, contact Dr. Katie Krammer, associate professor of special education, a or 440-375-7381.

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