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Mount Kisco's Katie Weisman, 55, Beloved Mom, Autism Advocate Changed Lives Of Many Families

Katie Weisman and her family in younger days.
Katie Weisman and her family in younger days. Photo Credit: The Weisman Family

Katherine Grace (Rounds) Weisman, age 55, of Mount Kisco, died on April 20 with family by her side after a heroic and difficult battle with multiple myeloma. 

Katie was born September 24, 1965 in Bloomington, IL and graduated from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn with a B.S. in Fine Arts. She worked as a technical designer before becoming a full-time mom and autism advocate — most recently in her position as Assistant to the Chairman at Children’s Health Defense.

Katie is survived by her wonderful husband, Doug Weisman; her three beautiful  23-year-old sons, Nick, Alex and Don; her mother and father Elaine and Richard Rounds of Brandon, Manitoba; her brother Jon; sister-in-law Carla (Rafael); brother-in-law Lawrence (Amanda) and brother-in-law Roger.

Katie meant so much to all of us, touching each of us in her own unique way. She was nothing short of exceptional when it came to advocating not only for her sons, but endless children and young adults on the autism spectrum. 

She single-handedly changed the lives of many families, encouraging them to look at autism as a different and wonderful way to approach life, not as something tragic. 

Katie was passionate about her work with the Children's Health Defense and fought endlessly for vaccine safety and the vaccine-injured. She was an active member of our community, especially within the Bedford Central School District, Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTO) and Bedford Autism Spectrum Support (BASS). 

She loved her town, Mount Kisco, and took great pride in being a part of the Beautification Committee. The flowers that will bloom in front of the library this spring are thanks to her efforts.

Visiting hours will be at Oelker, Cox-Sinatra Funeral Home at 262 E. Main Street in Mount Kisco on Saturday, April 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. A memorial service will take place at a later date.

The Weisman Family kindly asks that, in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in Katie's name to Children's Health Defense

There is also a GoFundMe page set up to assist the family.

Obituary provided by the family.

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