Life on the Spectrum

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Topics vary and focus on advocacy, postsecondary education, relationships, and intersectional identities, with content developed by autistic individuals. Interpretation and translation services provided. See below to learn more about upcoming workshops!

Thank you to our partners:

This work is supported by a grant from the Eagles Autism Foundation. 

A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

Policy and Analytics Center (PAC)

Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training (ASERT) Collaborative Eastern Region

Philadelphia Autism Project

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS - More information to come

PAST WORKSHOPS

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 2 – 3:30 PM: AUTISM, MENTAL HEALTH & SELF-CARE

Workshop developed by Aliki Koumenis.

Presentation by Aliki Koumenis and Robert Schmus.

A conversation about mental health, wellness, and self-care, from
the perspectives of Autistic Self-Advocates and professionals in the mental health field.

Thursday, 7/1/21, 1:30-3:00 PM: SELF ADVOCACY

Workshop developed by Ellie McKeown

A panel of Autistic individuals discuss what self-advocacy looks like and how to implement it in your daily life.

MODERATED BY:
Robin Roscigno, Founder of AuTeach
Featuring a panel of Philadelphia-based self-advocates

Wednesday, 7/28/21, 7:00-8:00 PM: NAVIGATING HIGHER EDUCATION

Workshop developed by Elliot Mumma

A conversation about the ins and outs of higher education, from the perspectives of both an Autistic young adult currently in college and a representative from the Drexel Autism Support Program.

SPEAKERS
Elliot Mumma, current college student
Amy Edwards, Ed.D., Director of Drexel Autism Support Program (DASP)

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this workshop are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions held by the Policy and Analytics Center.

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Saturday, 9/18/21, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM: SEX ED & DATING

Workshop developed by Ev Smith and Khylil Robinson

A two-part workshop consisting of a presentation on sex education for autistic individuals, followed by a panel discussion on dating and relationships featuring autistic individuals.

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PART 1 – SEX ED
Speaker: Michael John Carley

PART 2 – DATING AND RELATIONSHIPS
Moderated by: Michael John Carley
Featuring a panel of autistic individuals
discussing dating and relationships.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this workshop are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions held by the Policy and Analytics Center.

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Wednesday, October 13th, 10:00AM-11:30AM EST: AUTISM IN WOMEN

Workshop developed by Sarah Nannery

Moderated by Hannah Belcher

Panelists: Hannah Belcher, Morenike Giwa, Sarah Nannery, Jordan Stephenson

Autism in Women consisted of a brief presentation on Dr. Hannah Belcher’s research on autism spectrum disorder in women, followed by a panel conversation of women discussing their lived experience as women on the Spectrum.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this workshop are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions held by the Policy and Analytics Center.

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