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Autism Acceptance Month & promoting neurodiversity in the workplace with ASAN
April 23, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM$40
April is commonly referred to as Autism Awareness Month, but there’s a growing movement within the autistic community to instead celebrate Autism Acceptance Month. This may seem a small change, but it’s an important distinction that reframes how we think and talk about autism:
“Autism acceptance means embracing autism as a natural part of human diversity, and accepting autistic people as members of a neurological minority group who are entitled to the same rights as everyone else, with brains that are perfectly fine the way they are.” ~Autism Acceptance Month
In this webinar, you’ll hear why the autistic community prefers acceptance to awareness, and we’ll explore the concept of neurodiversity. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of how to be an ally to autistic people in your work and workplace.
About the Presenter: The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) is a nonprofit organization run by and for autistic people. ASAN was created to serve as a national grassroots disability rights organization for the autistic community, advocating for systems change and ensuring that the voices of autistic people are heard in policy debates and the halls of power. Their staff works to advance civil rights, support self-advocacy in all its forms, and improve public perceptions of autism.
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which autistic people enjoy equal access, rights, and opportunities. This session will be led by Zoe Gross, ASAN’s Director of Operations.
To help organizations during the current COVID-19 emergency, we are temporarily providing 2-month access to our Training Membership for $50 per person, which gets you full access to all our webinars, webinar recordings, and online courses for two months.
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- Self-assessments for individuals and organizations
- Professional Development (PDPs) for Massachusetts teachers