Building A Spectrum of Opportunity has ended
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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If you missed Dr. Jed Baker’s or Dr. John Strang’s sessions, click on the dates at the top of the page, under the "Speakers" link. Click on the session link to watch the recording.
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Tuesday, December 15 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Closing Keynote - Chaotic Yet Symbiotic: Finding, Embracing, and Being the Real You

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Despite a number of shared characteristics, similar experiences, and common interests, there is a vast amount of diversity within the Autistic, neurodiversity, and disability communities. At the macro level, these different and sometimes conflicting aspects of our identities can produce opportunity AND obstacle; glee AND gloom; strength AND strife...sometimes simultaneously. A similar multichotomy often exists within the individual as well, complicating things even further.

As individuals and as a community, concepts such as acceptance, intersectionality, inclusion, autonomy, and respect are more than trendy terms. For us they are critical - but they can at times feel abstract. How can we live them out in practical, healthy ways and still be our unique, authentic selves? We will explore ideas for integrating them into our personal identities, workplaces, schools, and our overall lived experiences while striving for balance and acknowledging that our fallibility does not negate our value.

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Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, MA

Educator, Public Speaker, Parent of Autistic children, and Advocate
Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, MA, (she/they) is an Autistic woman of color, educator, public speaker, parent of Autistic children, and advocate. She is involved in various social justice activism endeavors and is a contributing author/editor of several publications, abstracts, and books... Read More →

Tuesday December 15, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm EST
Live Zoom Presentation