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Our ASCV conference, Building a Spectrum of Opportunity, will be held this Fall as a weekly virtual conference series! Join us for nine weekly presentations and additional on-demand sessions, Individual IEP Consultations with PEATC, 1:1 Waiver Mentor Meetings with our Information & Referral Specialist and Virginia Medicaid Waiver Mentor, Bradford Hulcher, and an On-Demand Exhibitor Fair.  Register now at www.ascv.org/conference!

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Tuesday, November 24 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
An Examined Life: Disability Policy, Autism Research, and Me

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This presentation is an autobiographical sketch tracing Gyasi's journey to becoming an autism self-advocate. He will discuss his late childhood autism diagnosis and the research he did in college to better understand autism. He will also talk about the collaboration with his mother (which unfortunately ended when she passed away) and what he learned as a fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston.

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Gyasi Burks-Abbott

Research Assistant, Writer, Speaker, and Autism Self-Advocate, Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council
Gyasi Burks-Abbott is a writer, speaker, and autism self-advocate who has shared his experiences living with autism at various conferences, both domestically and abroad. He has also served on the boards of many autism organizations. As a LEND Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital... Read More →


Tuesday November 24, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm EST
Live Zoom Presentation