Inmarsat is proud to announce that its Senior Vice President of Strategy Development at Inmarsat Government, Leslie Blaker-Glass, has been recognised for her outstanding work in helping children and families affected by autism.
Leslie is a finalist in the prestigious 13th annual Heroines in Technology Awards, which honours the significant contributions women within the technology industry make through voluntary community work.
It was Leslie’s pioneering work in establishing an Autism Learning Centre (ALC) in the in the US Washington DC metro area in 1997 that bought her to the attention of the judges.
The ALC is a non-profit organisation that provides vital therapy and has supported thousands of children affected by autism in the Northern Virginia area to include Washington DC.
“I am very gratified of the success the Autism Learning Centre has brought families dealing with autism,” said Leslie.
“Our 1:1 curriculum treatment focuses on developing language, cognitive, social, self-help and play skills that are critical to the child’s success.”
Mothers and babies
The awards are organised by the March of Dimes, a foundation dedicated to helping improve the health of mothers and babies, and AFCEA Nova – the largest chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.
To date the awards have raised more than US$1.4million to support the work carried out by the March of Dimes.
The 2013 winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 8 November.