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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

Self-Advocate Faculty Member, Boston Chidren's/Institute for Community Inclusion UMass Boston
Gyasi Burks-Abbott is a writer, public speaker, and autism self-advocate. He’s on the faculty of the LEND Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and UMass Boston’s Institute for Community Inclusion. LEND, which stands for Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related... Read More →

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