The Autism Culture War: Dueling Narratives About Autism in American Public Life – TODAY!

Come hear a lecture from Ari Ne’eman, President of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and Member of the National Council on Disability. Ari’s talk will focus on the history of how autism has been approached in research, practice, and society at large, and the ways in which the national conversation on autism has developed distinctly from the wider disability rights movement. Among the themes to be explored will be the ethical and social issues surrounding societal approaches to autism, including the neurodiversity movement, the different narratives around autism in the parent and self-advocate communities, and the ways in which these narratives have shaped policy, for good and ill.

A Q & A session will follow the lecture.
Dinner will be provided!

  • Date: TODAY, Saturday, September 17
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Place: Judd 116
  • Cost: Free!
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  • Brought to you by Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights and Sign Language House
  • Sponsored by the Adelphic Educational Fund