WALESKA, GA (March 25, 2024) – Reinhardt University alumnus Michael Goodroe will tell his inspiring story of the challenges of autism and his path to success in this event open to the public. As a child, his parents did not accept the limitations or the possibility of never becoming independent. He now holds a master’s degree, a full-time job in Woodstock, GA, gives motivational talks, and wrote the book What Autism Gave Me: A Devastating Diagnosis to a Triumphant Life (Outskirts Press, 2018).

With World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, don’t miss this special guest speaker. “I am excited for the Reinhardt community to hear Michael’s story. Michael overcame many obstacles in his pursuit to reach his goals. That lesson of perseverance is an important lesson for all of us,” explained Joshua Garner, Reinhardt’s Director of Spiritual Life, Leadership, and Service. “I hope everyone takes advantage of this opportunity to support Michael and grow their leadership.”

  • Date: Monday, April 1
  • Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Place: Hoke O’Kelley Auditorium in the Burgess Administration Building
  • 7300 Reinhardt Circle, Waleska, GA 30183



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