This series engages experts in the field of autism, some of whom are autistic themselves. The goal is to look at ways that autistic people are shattering outdated expectations about their potential, their success, and their engagement in education, employment, healthcare, and community life.
Our speakers for the final webinar are autistic activists who will present on topics that impact employment, education, health care, and community life for people on the spectrum:
* Sara María Acevedo, PhD, founding member of Coalición Nacional para Latinxs con Discapacidades/ National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities (CNLD) and board member for the Society for Disability Studies will discuss the benefits and challenges of disclosing one's autistic identify, and bridging the languages of academic and grassroots spaces.
* Lydia X. Z. Brown, J.D., public interest law scholar and graduate from Northeastern University School of Law, will present on the intersections of race and autism, specifically about concerns that impact autistic people of color that don't affect white autistic people.
* Caro Narby, PhD candidate at UMass Boston’s School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, will present research on adolescents who are autistic and transgender, and their experiences accessing medical care.
* Hala O’Keeffe from the Inclusion Advocacy Collaborative will speak about autistic parenting and how autistic communities and parenting communities can be more inclusive of autistic parents.
This webinar is free. Participants who complete the evaluation can receive 1.5 Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) credits for participation in this webinar. Please note that it can take several weeks to receive CRC credit.