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Jillian Benfield
Speaker, 2024 Autism Mother to Mother Luncheon

Jillian Benfield and family

Jillian Benfield is a former journalist and news anchor and the author of The Gift of the Unexpected- Discovering Who You were Meant to Be When Life Goes Off Plan. She holds a broadcast journalism degree from the University of Georgia. As a freelance writer, her essays about living an unexpected life have appeared on sites such as TODAY, Good Morning America, Yahoo! News, and ABC News. Jillian regularly advocates for the full inclusion of people with disabilities in her writings, in her community, and as a part of the National Down Syndrome Congress’s National Down Syndrome Advocacy Coalition. Jillian and her husband, Andy, and their three children make their home on Florida’s space coast. Learn more at Download Jillian’s free ebooks, Working Through Weariness- 6 Tools to Reclaim Goodness5 Spiritual Comforts for Parents of Kids with Disabilities and Disability Advocacy 101- A Parent’s Guide.

This year’s speaker is generously being sponsored by


Brian S. Young, CFP®, ChSNC®
Financial Planner
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Comprehensive Financial Planning Group, LLC.
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